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01/12/2021: This may just be a problem with self-driving cars. This one does not see the camel: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/tesla-v-camel.html

 

01/12/2021: More details about Omicron. Too many mutations to be ‘accidental’ evolution’. Someone is once again waging ‘germ warfare’. Time to buy some Betadine and a nasal sprayer, some Ivermectin (Ausmectin sheep drench) and get a script for melatonin. Make sure you have your Vitamin D and Zinc levels right and a good stock of Zinc Sulphate.You will be catching covid even if you are vaccinated (as we were in the very first tranche): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/omicron-probably-has-been-circulating-and-developing-in-africa-for-months/ & https://www.peakprosperity.com/decoding-omicron/

 

NB: If you can’t access Ivermectin buy some Quertecin: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/zelenko-cyber-monday/

 

01/12/2021: Warrantless spying comes to Oz. Gone too is internet anonymity: https://www.rt.com/op-ed/541624-australia-law-allows-spying/

 

01/12/2021: I didn’t like Keating either – however at the moment Rod Barton is the most hated pollie in Australia coming a close second behind Dan Andrews (or vice versa): https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/paul-keating-was-a-complete-prick-and-it-took-john-howard-a-decade-to-fix-his-mess.html

 

30/11/2021: Wonnangatta #24.1: Well, I was wrong. Who can imagine how this guy made so many mistakes yet eluded police for so long. Clearly he did confess. At least the families can have some closure now and bush campers can breathe a sigh of relief: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/police-to-search-for-bodies-of-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-near-grant-historic-area-in-east-gippsland/news-story/a6cdb668f664f06263ec9b7cd8eb87be

 

30/11/2021: Imagine hooking into one of these next time you go fishing: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/hold-on-this-might-get-rough.html

 

30/11/2021: Charming people in Russia – and we have been worrying about going to the High Country camping: https://www.news.com.au/world/headless-body-falls-out-of-cannibals-car-after-crash/news-story/a8ce530213735378c4145f1865b421d9

 

30/11/2021: Is a Clinton/Obama Presidency coming soon? Who knows? Biden/Harris is certainly in the way out anyway: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/wayne-root-get-ready-president-hillary-clinton/

 

30/11/2021: On the myth of Autochthons: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/11/26/whose-land-did-native-americans-steal-before-europeans-stole-it-from-them-n1536645

 

29/11/2021: South African Medical Association Debunks Global Hysteria – Says Omicron Variant Symptoms ‘Unusual But Mild’ – Even WHO Says No Reason to Panic: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/south-african-medical-association-debunks-global-hysteria-says-omicron-variant-symptoms-unusual-mild-even-says-no-reason-panic/

 

Meanwhile, The Fully Vaccinated now Account for 81% of the COVID Deaths in the UK: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/report-fully-vaccinated-account-81-covid-deaths-uk/

 

29/11/2021: Small scale nuclear reactors – I suspect we will see many more of these everywhere in the not too distant future: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/11/28/small-modular-reactors-are-needed-in-african-countries/

 

29/11/2021: On the other hand, remember when Ronald Reagan looked set to end the threat of nuclear war? Seems like a pipe dream a long time ago now, doesn’t it: https://www.the-sun.com/news/4156195/russia-mass-production-zircon-hypersonic-missile/

 

29/11/2021: How Solzhenitsyn saved the world. Well, you can only live in hope. At least we should pay just a little attention to history so as to maybe avoid the blind forces which threaten to overwhelm us (again?): https://spectatorworld.com/book-and-art/aleksandr-solzhenitsyn-masterpiece-appearing/

 

28/11/2021: Jordan Peterson – the voice of reason, “What makes people prosperous and secure? Work. What is work? It’s the expenditure of energy. What is energy? Work. What is work? Wealth. If you really want to deal with absolute poverty, or even relative poverty, energy is everything.” : https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/jordan_peterson_rejects_climate_crisis_hype

 

28/11/2021: Probably 500,000+ in protests against vaccine mandates this week. Our ‘masters’ should start trembling in their beds: https://www.rebelnews.com/huge_freedom_protests_again_bring_australian_cities_to_a_standstill

 

28/11/2021: Convenient: “Wow, 72 hours ago no one even heard the name Omicron variant.  Now, in less than three days, a variant has been identified, global travel has been halted, states of emergency have been declared, and now we see a pharmaceutical company announcing the variant-specific vaccine trial that will begin in the U.S. in a few weeks.  This government relationship with Big Pharma is certainly generating some fast action, eh? https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/11/26/novavax-developing-vaccine-against-variant-that-appeared-72-hours-ago-will-be-ready-in-two-weeks-already-in-emergency-use-trials-in-indonesia-and-phillipines/

 

Meanwhile: The heart disease risk from MRNA vaccines is real: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/11/27/explosive-interview-uk-cardiologist-highlights-link-between-mrna-vaccines-and-heart-disease-while-noting-researchers-withholding-data-fearful-of-losing-funding/

 

28/11/2021: Just like in 1984 the government should raise your children – but is that really a good idea? Maybe it would be better all round if folks looked after themselves and their own children and had very much less government interference in general? https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ari-j-kaufman/2021/11/26/the-biden-regime-wants-to-liberate-people-from-caring-for-their-children-n1536750

 

27/11/2021: Re-inventing (or inventing) aboriginal history in the interest of victimhood poitics: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/11/the-academic-cover-up-of-massacre-map-defects/

 

27/11/2021: A wonderful essay Kevin. One certainly hopes that ‘the battle of ideas is not yet over’: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/11/the-lefts-long-creep-through-the-schools/

 

27/11/2021: Wonnangatta #24: Frankly I am surprised that police can actually charge Lynn on the ‘evidence’ revealed to the public so far. I admit they may have other ‘evidence’ which they have not revealed. I agree that ‘painting’ him as a double murderer seems the most likely explanation so far but that hardly adds up to ‘beyond reasonable doubt’.

 

As I said in my last post about this (10/11 - also read my posts of 01/05 and 27/04): attempting to flee the crime scene along a route which you did not know was open (and finding that it wasn’t – and you with a car/trailer full of dead bodies you could not turn around) is colossally stupid, and yet the real murderer was able to perform the job well enough and quickly in the first instance that police were not convinced for months that there had been a murder!

 

All along I said that the (competent) murderer would have come out by a route which he knew was open, eg by returning the same way he entered, preferably doing both in the dark without lights, ie with night vision goggles - supposing he had targeted them and knew their location because of their radio call – as discussed in an earlier post. A friend of mine tells me he has informed police of a chap he has seen driving around that area in just this way. If you waited (off the track) until after midnight you should not encounter anyone. You would be the invisible man. As I have said many times a competent murderer would have had his phone turned off during the entire ‘operation’ such that police should be investigating people (likely linked to the couple) whose phones did not move for just such a protracted period.

 

If you really were the murderer and you made the mistake of finding the first route blocked you would have surely returned and exited by the Zeka Track likely how you go there in the first place instead of continuing along on a complex route which might be blocked again and again and may contain many other unexpected problems (witnesses for a start). This is more like what a tourist would do.

 

First police need to establish that there has been a crime – and indeed murders. For nearly six months they refused to admit that such an explanation ‘fitted’ the case. So, there was clearly nothing from the ‘crime scene’ which could undeniably establish that. There has been no subsequent revelation of any bodies or even DNA which might indicate bodies. Only a couple of weeks ago police were still asking about the elderly couple/s seen at Black Snake Creek and elsewhere subsequent to the ‘disappearance’ so they still believed then there remained a possibility the couple may have still been alive.

 

The highly unlikely possibility still exists that there is another explanation (other than murder) even something as unlikely as this: that one of the people who disappeared killed the other, transported their body to a hiding place (eg a hollow tree) off the road some distance away, returned, set the camp on fire then returned to the hollow tree, immured themselves also therein, then took their own life so that they would never be found.

 

Of course that never happened but there are many other possibilities. Suspicions have almost exclusively concentrated on folks entering and leaving the valley by vehicle. Many people I know or know of (including myself) have entered or exited (or both) in other ways eg on foot, by bicycle, horse, canoe/pack raft, even by ultralight aircraft…They might have left no more sign of their presence than a ghost.

 

That era of (Nissan) 4WD are very ‘collectable’ so people frequently spend more than the (new) purchase price doing them up and modifying them. It is no surprise that it might have been innocuously repainted (around a year later). If all they have is a photo of him and his trailer on the Great Alpine Rd 80 km away and 12 hours later I think they have too little and he certainly can't be found guilty even if it was him.

 

They may have a couple of other phone ‘logs’ consistent with the route they say he took from the Wonnangatta, but he has (evidently) admitted to being camped in there (like many other people) and been interviewed about it in 2020.

 

Of course not being able to locate the trailer as well doesn’t look good (for him) but when you dispose of a rusty trailer (as I have) frequently there would be no reason to keep a record of where it is now especially if was just taken to the tip (for example). It is also clear (from photographs) that he has replaced that earlier camping trailer with a more dedicated model as we can see it in photographs in his driveway. That too is perfectly normal behaviour and a reasonable explanation for having disposed of the first trailer. Of course 2-3 such things taken together look bad. But that is still purely circumstantial, unless he lies about them (which might be that extra piece of ‘evidence’ I mentioned at the beginning).

 

If he transported the bodies in the trailer and the car has been resprayed and detailed there will very likely be no DNA in the car. We should remember though that the Falconio murderer has been convicted on the basis if a microscopic speck of blood on an item of clothing. If the trailer has gone to scrap there will be none to be had there either. Even if it has not and is eventually located but he had gurneyed it thoroughly and it has subsequently been left outdoors (as most of us do) for nearly two years it is unlikely there will be any evidence left. So even if he did it (and there are no witnesses) and he did not keep anything (eg the phones/drones etc) then there may be no evidence. He would have to ‘walk’ even if it was him.

 

Even the bodies if found might not provide anything pointing to a potential culprit. Unless you shot them and failed to extract and dispose of the bullets it is unlikely that there would be anything in their remains after two years to ‘point’ to a particular culprit. Even if a hair from the culprit’s head had fallen near the bodies what is the chance that it would still be there (birds’ nesting material) or would not be too degraded to be useful for identification purposes – or that a single hair could be found?

 

The single biggest mistake would be if he left them in the sleeping bags he is suggested sometimes to have taken them away in. It is all too likely that in the process of getting them into those bags some minuscule piece of one’s own DNA gets into the bag which might well keep it contained and preserved for a very long while. I have seen sleeping bags, pillow cases and the like left for years outdoors which preserved their integrity and contents. After all scientists have extracted ‘useable’ DNA from creatures as ancient as dinosaurs.

 

If he chose to continue up the Wonnangatta Track, which was presumably gated at Van Damme’s Helipad to head for Myrtleford etc that is hardly surprising. One of the few (destination) signs in the Wonnangatta valley I remember is the one at that intersection at the top of the valley, so lots of people who come in elsewhere would think to drive through and exit that way. Clearly he did not come in that way. The fact that he was apprehended at Doolans Plain suggests familiarity with the Howitt Plains area though, suggesting he came in via Zeka Track - or perhaps the Eaglevale Track (as most people do one or the other).

 

Frankly I am astonished that the (lazy) Parks people had not placed a sign at the beginning of that track saying that the exit was closed. No-one would expect it to be closed on a long weekend. By the time the vehicle tracks turning around at the gate were viewed at least a week later (and after some rain had ensued) they could surely have been made by a number of different vehicles over that time.

 

There has been some odd speculation by police/journalists about his route after being turned back at that gate. Some suggest he exited via the Blue Rag Track which is (famously) one of the longest and steepest dead-end tracks in Victoria – and so cannot have been used. The mention of ‘Blue Rag’ might simply mean that his phone was logged in the vicinity of Mt Blue Rag, which seems fairly likely as it is one of the highest points on the High Plains Rd.

 

If he traveled down Rileys Creek Track and finally out past Grant rather than going back into the valley he would have risked passing many other campers (as there are lots and lots of campsites along that route). A ‘guilty party’ would more likely have returned to the Wonnangatta then exited via the Zeka Track where he would (likely) be seen by many fewer campers, if any – as he would have known too if he entered from there. Of course people do behave quite irrationaly at times - not least by murdering complete strangers!

 

I do find taking a station wagon and a well-loaded trailer into the Wonnangatta rather strange – especially if you were by yourself! I just can’t imagine what you would need with all that gear – or what the strange flat object (approx 1.5 x 1.5 metres) is tied on top of the trailer in the roadside camera snap. Is it a folded table tennis table? It is as weirdly distinctive as the strange black 4-6” pipe on the right hand side of his roof rack and the four ‘rod holders’ (?) on the left hand side of the bull-bar. If you were intent on disguising the vehicle you would get rid of those strange objects long before two years had passed – or never have had them in the first place.

 

Having all that gear indicates (to me) that he had other/s with him. It also suggests that neither they nor he is saying anything much about who was there or about the trip in general. Saying nought is not in itself suspicious either. Surely many of us who have lawyer fiends have been long-since counseled by them to say nothing to the police. They have a long, sordid history after all of ‘fitting up’ people for hard-to-solve crimes especially. The case of Timothy Evans (wrongfully hanged for his wife’s murder – by another man) is an important reminder about the awful consequences which can arise in cases of miscarriages of justice.

 

I think it likely if he said anything much during those three trying days of questioning that the police would seem to know more than they obviously do. For example they would know pretty much exactly where the bodies are – and the trailer. It seems unlikely that his wife or son or anyone else has told police anything more either – or there would be some indication from the media. Police ‘evidence’ seems pretty thin on the ground at this point. It may also be the case that he said very little because he knew very little – as the murderer is not him.

 

If there was a double murder, something which I concluded as the most likely scenario (ie 90%+) at the outset, the perpetrator had extraordinary good luck in his getaway eg with no-one reporting the burned-out campsite for nearly a week even though it must have been seen by many people in that time – and was indeed discovered at 2:00 pm on the day after. This ‘withering’ of evidence may make the perpetrator seem much cleverer than he in fact was, but the fact that the (expert) police did not conclude for many months that there had indeed been ‘misadventure’ is rather telling  too. It does not indicate a stupid person likely to make obvious mistakes – like driving up closed tracks or past lots of campers or having one’s phone on. The last seems particularly unlikely of you are a (guilty) airline pilot used to sophisticated electronics and the importance of turning them off.

 

I have never been so lucky. When I leave my car unattended up the bush (to go hunting/canoeing etc) I always now leave a note on the dash because too many times the car has been reported to police on the same day I left it by ‘helpful’ folks. This has happened to others I know as  well. A friend had some embarrassing explaining to do to his work when he took a day off to go hunting once and had his car reported as ‘abandoned’ in the bush.

 

Lynn has clearly been able to employ one of the best lawyers in Victoria – so he is well advised. Police will need to come up with rather more evidence than they seem to have at this juncture if they expect to secure a conviction – even if he is the perpetrator.

 

26/11/2021: Today I’m going to dissolve my weiner in acid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO9rvqp49qg

 

26/11/2021: 365 studies which prove these two cheap (banned) drugs would save thousands of lives here in Oz (and elsewhere) but people must die to prove that the elites cannot be mistaken: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/now-365-studies-prove-efficacy-ivermectin-hcq-treating-covid-19-will-anyone-confront-fauci-medical-elites-deception/

 

26/11/2021: In Germany — You must be Vaccinated to receive Euthanasia…Now, that makes sense: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/germany-you-must-be-vaccinated-to-receive-euthanasia/

 

Well said George Christensen – we need more pollies like you, not fewer: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/aussie-mp-goes-viral-time-for-free-citizens-to-break-the-law/

 

26/11/2021: There have been TV shows I didn’t like either but these ‘Squid game’ punishments seem a bit over the top even for N. Korea: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/death-sentence-for-north-korean-caught-with-squid-game-video.html

 

25/11/2021: Defund the COPs – couldn’t agree more Betty Grande: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/11/defund_the_cops.html

 

25/11/2021: Melatonin: Another great cheap treatment being ignored: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/one-dollars-worth-of-melatonin-reduces-clotting-sepsis-and-death-for-covid-maybe-we-should-study-it/

 

PS: You may need a prescription. See: https://www.pharmacydirect.com.au/melatonin-10mg-capsules-100-compounded-medicine &  https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/melatonin

 

25/11/2021: Mini-nukes for the UK – why not for us too: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/nov/08/rolls-royce-secures-450m-for-mini-nuclear-reactors-venture

 

25/11/2021: Eisenhower’s warnings still resonate today: https://www.realclearhistory.com/articles/2021/11/21/eisenhowers_farewell_address_-_and_afterthoughts_804655.html

 

24/11/2021: A Hawk in the Hand: You've heard the saying, "A cat among the pigeons"? Della keeps a whole cage of these white homing pigeons just because she likes them. Unfortunately so do hawks. They sometimes catch and kill one but sometimes too they foolishly find their way into the loft and become trapped. Then they get a trip in a pigeon carrier cage to a distant spot from where hopefully they aren't 'homing hawks'. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/11/23/a-hawk-in-the-hand/

 

24/11/2021: The very last C19th person dies at 124 years old: https://www.the-sun.com/news/4125578/oldest-ever-human-francisca-susano-dies/

24/11/2021: One Nation ie Malcolm Roberts and Pauline Hanson tried to ban Covid Apartheid. The bill was defeated but some Libs/Nats voted for it. As has become usual a ‘coalition’ of Lib/Lab are imposing unwanted restrictions on us (as with ‘net zero’). We must change our voting patterns forthwith: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/one-nation-sticking-up-for-freedom-and-anti-discrimination-over-vaccines.html

 

24/11/2021: Neil Oliver: Will we remain silent while a dark tide slides ever closer to our own shores? Maybe you should start attending Saturday’s protests too? I think I will. Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWN2PV4v0lk

23/11/2021: Setting Free the Turtles: There has been a veritable 'plague' of Long-Necked Turtles on the roads around here lately. Perhaps it is 'nesting' season. Yesterday I 'rescued' a couple for liberation in our dam to join a couple of local denizens who after all may be same-sex. It would be nice to have them breeding here.

We plan an extension to our water features on our farm over time so that we have over a dozen inter-connected dams/ponds with overhanging trees, nesting boxes & etc. Together with our fox-proof fences this should create a wonderful wetland wildlife haven for water birds and water creatures: turtles, eels crays, fish - who knows we may even attract some water rats? See More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/11/23/setting-free-the-turtles/

23/11/2021: Some very old photographs – just in  case you were wondering eg whether a photo of your great great grandmother may turn up someday : https://www.ranker.com/list/pictures-of-historical-figures-we-did-not-know-existed/mallory-weiler?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=historypost&pgid=642850749204637&utm_campaign=pictures-of-historical-figures-we-did A BTW: A photo (on a glass negative) of my great grandmother ( Emily Westbury) turned up a few years ago. I enhanced it with some photo-editing software. It showed an eerie resemblance to so many old relatives I once knew, maybe even to me:

 

 

 

23/11/2021: Melting glaciers keep revealing a time when the world was clearly warmer – how can this be: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/11/16/melting-glaciers-reveal-alpine-structures-built-in-ww1/

 

23/11/2021: Apartheid comes to Canada: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/11/labor_union_in_canada_introduces_weighted_voting_for_minority_members.html

 

23/11/2021: Remarkable! I admit I am not Edward Jenner given a billion or so people have gone ahead of me in line but…I had bought a drum of Ausmectin (Ivermectin) sheep drench ($239 delivered for 20 litres and so about the cheapest on the market) because we are sheep farmers. When I was drenching the sheep I thought I would taste it. Not very different from water. A very slight bitter after taste which lasted a couple of seconds. Then I thought I would try it (a five day course at the sheep rate per kg of weight for myself so I took 20 mls per day = 16 mg Ivermectin each day) just in case I needed it later as we are all bound to contract covid eventually. This is what many millions of people have been using successfully for covid (eg Uttar Pradesh pop. 240  million). Ivermectin is well-known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. I was astonished at the result. Since just after my frst vaccination (in April) I have been slowly deteriorating. Frankly a week ago I really thought it was the beginning of the end. I certainly thought I would have to be moving off the farm. I had increasing levels of pain first in my back then progressively in all sorts of joints: knees, ankles, hips, shoulders, wrists, hands etc I had been suffering hot and cold flushes since Day 1 and had been becoming increasingly weak and decrepit. I also had numbness in my toes and trouble with balance, & etc. Within a day it had all gone away. I feel better than I have in years. There are no adverse effects. Four billion people have safely taken this medicine. I encourage you to obtain some. Best $1 I ever spent.

 

22/11/2021: Good Point: “I Trust Kyle Rittenhouse With A Gun More Than I Trust Alec Baldwin”: https://www.theconstitutionalconservatives.com/editorials/i-trust-kyle-rittehouse-with-a-gun-more-than-i-trust-alec-baldwin

 

22/11/2021: If it’s been getting warmer why has the sea level been falling for forty years: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/11/19/sea-level-alarmism-unravels-as-earths-coastlines-are-observed-expanding-since-1984/

 

22/11/2021: Charity begins at home? Apparently not. There is clearly a need to control this monster as it is already the tail wagging the dog. Any ‘get out of gaol free’ card for tax evasion always has problems, Churches, unions and other beneficiaries also have problems associated with them: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/the-charity-industrial-complex/

 

22/11/2021: There really is a problem with this particular mass vaccination campaign and people are right to question it particularly for their children. A few for examples: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/shockingly-insane-cdc-big-pharma-data-show-save-lives-less-50-children-covid-5000-children-will-die-vaccine/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/scientists-mystified-africas-low-vax-rate-low-covid-numbers/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/shocking-uk-study-stuns-medical-community-vaccinated-people-60-younger-twice-likely-die-unvaccinated-people/

 

Happening in 16 Countries: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/uk-study-vaccinated-adults-under-60-are-dying-at-2x-times-the-rate-of-the-unvaccinated/

 

21/11/2021: Olympus Mons –three times the height of Everest. Mankind’s next big step: https://mars.nasa.gov/gallery/atlas/olympus-mons.html

 

21/11/2021: Hunting for CO2 on the moon: https://www.popsci.com/science/moon-carbon-dioxide-cold-traps/

 

21/11/2021: This ‘pandemic’ was clearly deliberately created in a lab in Wuhan by an international ‘team’. The question is why? https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-covid-lab-leak-theory-just-got-even-stronger

 

21/11/2021: This is how fascism works ie an alliance of interests you did not vote forindeed you voted against, it which circumvents the public will. At the next election we must vote for someone other than Liberal and Labor (but due to the preferential system we have to add them somewhere in the preference list – obviously they and the Greens will be in the last three with the Greens being last, as it is doubtful there is anyone actually worse than them). The Liberal Democrats seem to have a good platform (See post ‘Freedom’ on 15/11). Other than that One Nation have their hearts and minds in the right place and seem honest, then there is UAP, Fishers and Shooters, DLP...all have won seats before now: https://politicom.com.au/pm-relies-on-labor-as-libs-revolt-on-net-zero/

 

20/11/2021: Today’s ‘freedom rallies’ are bigger than ever. Well done Australia: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts-victoria/hefty-cost-of-policing-the-pandemic-in-victoria/news-story/331b89c35caece99b50cb5973296142d & https://www.facebook.com/therealrukshan/videos/222822409982566

 

20/11/2021: Great job Gina – you are my hero(ine). When everyone else doubted Australia and the future of the mining industry you put your whole life on the line. BTW She is paying $2 billion in tax per year on this investment alone – doesn’t that make you think that her suggestions about what the government should do ought to be listened to: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/gina-rineharts-roy-hill-iron-ore-mine-reveals-massive-44bn-profit-as-commodity-prices-and-exports-boom/news-story/907ec971ea44a35d5576b224be42da08

 

20/11/2021: I have always thought that if you need to hide something for fifty years there is something (dirty) you want to hide. No, I don’t trust government, and I certainly don’t trust Big Pharma either. Both have shown themselves multiple times to be beyond trust: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/nothing-says-trust-us-like-we-need-to-hide-the-data-til-2076-the-fda-buries-pfizer-results/

 

20/11/2021: “My view is that if you threaten me with serious bodily harm, I will kill you, or try to. I have the tools” (Maggie’s Farm) Fair Point: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/rittenhouse-found-not-guilty-count/ PS: He is still only a kid but I doubt I would have had any other reaction to my acquittal: https://www.fox6now.com/news/kyle-rittenhouse-trial-verdict

 

 

20/11/2021: 80 years ago today some Aussies were in Tobruk: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/80-years-ago-today-rats-of-tobruk-213-battalion-awarded-battle-honour-defence-of-tobruk.html My uncle and a friend of mine’s Albanian father for two. Della’s dad was only a stone’s throw away in the desert. Lest we forget.

 

19/11/2021: DIY 20 Gram Rechargeable Head Torch + Tent Lantern: I will be using the Nano A5 (glow in the dark) 14.8 gram 650 lumen rechargeable torch for this mod though the pictures here are for the A1 which I already own (which is a whole gram heavier and does not glow- alas!) I have often added a simple O-ring,  a length of 1mm dyneema cord and a micro-cord lock to make a small torch into a head torch as I did with the Nitecore Tube in this post 11 Gram Rechargeable Head Torch.This is quite a satisfactory arrangement unless you wear glasses (as I do now – though I did not need them for over fifty years). The torch then tends to reflect annoyingly off the back of the glasses.To avoid this I have just thought to add another piece of cord and a mitten hook so I can sit the torch above my neanderthal brows. This will work quite satisfactorily around the camp. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/11/18/diy-20-gram-rechargeable-head-torch-tent-lantern/

 

 

19/11/2021: Are Musk’s Boring Co Tunnels Are the Future of Transportation: https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/the-boring-co-tunnels-are-the-future-of-transportation

 

19/11/2021: Can we overthrow the unelected bureaucrats? In a democracy we ought to be able to, but when you consider that your council’s CEO pays himself/herself $500K+ - much more than the Prime Minister and the Council’s salaries consume pretty much all your rates it will be hard – and we have over 2 million ‘public servants’ some of whom are paid over $1 million a year! I think the Liberal Democrats are on the job and will vote for them: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/the-death-of-democracy-america-is-ruled-by-the-bureaucrats-for-the-bureaucrats/

 

19/11/2021: Who really won the Cold War Anyway? “If the forces that conserve nations are not soon recovered here, we will find ourselves arriving not at the end of History but at the end of our history.” https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/11/who-won-the-cold-war-anyway/

 

19/11/2021: Prof Ian Plimer is a national treasure. This summary of his new book should be compulsory reading: https://politicom.com.au/climate-scientists-admit-to-lying-cheating-fraud/

 

18/11/2021: Cheap Tasty Hiking Meals: I have often written about this. You should refer to the post A Hiking Food Compendium but here are a few we have been gnawing on lately. I long ago suggested you should just buy from the supermarket instead of the expensive (and largely inedible) specialist hiking meals from camping shops which even our dogs won’t eat!

 

You should also try out some of my own recipes put together from dry (supermarket) ingredients – particularly the dahl soups. I have also suggested before you should ‘mix and match’. Some of the (eg Contintental) dehydrated meal packs (rice, pasta etc) are a bit bland, but can be ‘spiced up’ a bit by adding some ingredients eg sachets of tuna, or salami and cheese, etc – and by adding actual spices eg simple curry powder to make them more appetising. I always carry a small snap-lock bag with some curry powder – likewise some salt and pepper similarly.

 

Here are some ‘for examples’ we have been eating on recent trips. None of them uses any more than approximately 20 mls of alcohol (meths) to cook (& simmer). I also think this is important. Of course they use no (weight of) fuel at all if you use a simple (DIY) twig stove like my Ultralight Titanium Hobo Stove which weighs around 20 grams and costs around $5 and ten minutes (max) to make. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/11/14/cheap-tasty-hiking-meals/

 

 

18/11/2021: Cancer’s ‘magic bullet’ may be on the way: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-11-scientists-off-the-shelf-immune-cell-therapy.html

 

18/11/2021: When you lie down with pigs – we voted for this stuff? I don’t think so: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/the-australian-on-bribes-extracted-by-vics-upper-house-cross-bench-to-pass-andrews-enabling-act.html

 

18/11/2021: “Reason allows us to distinguish between appearance and reality; but our reality turns out to be rooted firmly in the realm of appearance.” This is a seriously important essay. I have rarely read anything as good – not for a decade or so anyway. Read it yourself: https://amgreatness.com/2021/11/13/thinking-critically-about-critical-thinking/ PS: It was lovely to see David Stove one of our old teachers at Sydney Uni quoted in it a number of times.

 

18/11/2021: ‘Windfall Gains’ Tax – Andrews’ new tax is just one more plank  of socialist property confiscation. At the moment it hits farmers particularly and will force many to move or quit farming altogether. It confiscates up to 65% of the increase in value of the land at the time the rezoning occurs not when the land is sold (though it can be ‘deferred’ if penalty ‘interest’ is paid). It comes on the heels of ‘native vegetation’ and ‘drainage’ rules which unconstitutionally confiscated private land (without compensation) and will precede the reintroduction of death duties, just you wait and see. Someone has to pay for governments’ financial recklessness you see (someone else if you are a socialist): https://www.vff.org.au/campaign/windfall-gains-tax/

 

17/11/2021: Awesome Flashlight: These ‘Nano’ rechargeable (lithium) torches are quite amazing. I thought I would try the A1X (weight 16.8 grams = 650 lumens) just to see how it turned out and I must say I am delighted. I will probably buy a three pack now of the A5Xs to go in my hiking pack as my go-to torches on the trail. These tiny spotlights weigh in at only 14.8 grams and are glow in the dark which s a useful feature when sleeping in a dark tent. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/11/16/awesome-flashlight/

 

 

17/11/2021: A great era for DIY: Do-It-Yourself artificial pancreas given approval by team of experts: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-11-do-it-yourself-artificial-pancreas-team-experts.html

 

17/11/2021: Dr. Robert Malone (inventor of mRNA vaccine technology), “Pfizer are a corrupt criminal enterprise and their product has killed tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people”: https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/28737

 

17/11/2021: Honestly, if you still ‘Stand With Dan’s new draconian powers you have serious mental problems: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/six_ways_dictator_dan_s_new_pandemic_powers_are_unhinged

 

17/11/2021: It’s all about the money#2. Last week (13/11) we learned how the ‘global warming’ scam works this. Now learn how the ‘health scam’ does it. This is just too awful. These are major crimes against humanity (including I have no doubt hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths) perpetrated by seriously rich and powerful people with impunity. There must be many of their lesser minions (think Andrews, Morisson etc) who must have unidentified Swiss bank account stuffed with moolah on the heels of this: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/anthony-fauci-and-a-trillion-dollars-worth-of-power-and-corruption/

 

16/11/2021: Green Murderers – many of us have understood this for a long time, (one only has to think of the 100 million who dies unnecessarily from malaria because of the DDT ban) that environmentalists have conspired to kill millions of people world-wide and destroy nature on a horrific scale, as well as smash freedoms everywhere, but Ian Plimer says it very well: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/green-murder-dont-let-them-get-away-with-it-a-new-book-by-ian-plimer/

 

16/11/2021: More astonishing revelations about Andrews’ cess-pit – the man is a diabolical criminal and dictator who almost certainly deserves the death penalty (or worse) but will just as certainly get no punishment at all as is the norm with these political crooks like Rudd, Gillard & etc: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/opinion-post/the-commissioner-and-the-choirboy/

 

16/11/2021: Today’s ‘fellow travelers’ - Once we called such people quislings and traitors rather than ‘climate heroes’: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/green-apologists-for-china-in-glasgow/

 

16/11/2021: Is everything just ‘fake news’? “Ours is a system that hates the truth, so it despises men who seek it and embrace it. This age is a wilderness of lies in which the winner is the one most able to trick his fellow citizens to his advantage. As a result, there is a casual acceptance of the war on truth and morality. Reality is the thing that does not go away when you stop believing in it. The reality of the human condition is you cannot escape the truth of it. One of those truths is that there is an enduring moral order and moral truths are permanent. This is the flame that keeps the dissident warm in this winter of Western civilization. In the great liberal democratic war on truth, the truth will prevail.” https://www.takimag.com/article/the-truth-about-lying/

 

15/11/2021: All about Otzi: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/tzi-the-iceman-what-we-know-30-years-after-his-discovery?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=SpecialEdition_Escape_20211110::rid=0BE1689690A4BEB6E8876A8F4E63485E

 

15/11/2021: A History of Postmortem Portraiture (as an addendum to my post of 03/11): https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/post-mortem-portraits-0016061

 

15/11/2021: Freedom at last, what’s not to like - I hope this is the biggest story of 2021. They will certainly get my vote: https://spectator.com.au/2021/11/the-liberal-democrats-freedom-manifesto/

 

15/11/2021: Well done India – let’s destroy these climate nutjobs: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/freaking-hilarious-cop26-deal-to-eliminate-coal-plants-all-comes-crashing-down-to-earth/

 

15/11/2021: When you show weakness this happens: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/biden-effect-iran-backed-militants-storm-us-embassy-yemen-take-25-hostages-white-house-asks-release/

 

14/11/2021: Best Hiking Headtorch: Nitecore's NU25 rechargeable torch is very hard to beat - though no doubt it will be (by their next model). It weighs around 28 grams without the band (which weighs another 23 grams). You can save 22 of these grams (as I have done here) by fitting a piece of dyneema cord and a micro-cord lock which work just as well around camp bringing the overall weight of the torch with headband to 29.5 grams! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/11/12/best-hiking-headtorch/

 

 

14/11/2021: The ancient ‘bull leapers of Knossos, Crete have their modern equivalents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q33H055G1Q

 

14/11/2021: Shades of Robert Heinlein – we are going to space: https://www.slashgear.com/spinlaunch-kinetic-launch-system-celebrates-a-successful-test-flight-12699130/

 

14/11/2021: Everything you didn’t need to know - The Early History of Human Excreta: https://daily.jstor.org/the-early-history-of-human-excreta/?utm_term=The%20Early%20History%20of%20Human%20Excreta&utm_campaign=jstordaily_11112021&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On%20Software&utm_medium=email

 

14/11/2021: 30-50,000 ‘Kill the Bill’ protesters in Melbourne yesterday. Dan is in serious trouble (thank goodness). Even hitting the mainstream news now: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/nine-news-report-on-melbourne-protests-today.html

 

13/11/2021: The Kenosha verdict is terrifying - Rittenhouse is clearly innocent but the thugs will burn the place down if he is judged so (and the ‘thugs’ include ‘the government’ – certainly the Democrats): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykxlfcErSYs

 

13/11/2021: This was a surprise to me too - Oldest preserved woven fabric made of oak, not linen or wool: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62659

 

13/11/2021: Bring it on: New compound provides innovative pain relief: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-11-compound-pain-relief.html

 

13/11/2021: What’s so great about cold? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/11/11/a-potted-history-of-glaciers/

 

13/11/2021: When people say, ‘It’s all about money’, they are absolutely right: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/well-that-explains-everything-bankers-bullied-australia-into-net-zero/ (The covid thing is just the same).

 

Jordan sums it up well: https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/28621

 

12/11/2021: Eccentric dog breeds that vanished: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211105-the-bizarre-dog-breeds-time-forgot?ocid=ww.social.link.email

 

12/11/2021: Students stunned when they hear how much 'the rich' already pay in taxes: https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=18347

 

12/11/2021: Christopher Monckton. I have met and spoken with this brilliant man. If we fail to listen to him we are simply fools: “In the end, it will become impossible for governments to conceal from their increasingly concerned citizens the fact that there has not been and will not be all that much global warming; that for just about all life on Earth, including polar bears, warmer weather would be better than colder; and that the cost of forgetting the lesson of King Canute is unbearably high.” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/11/09/as-the-elite-posture-and-gibber-the-new-pause-shortens-by-a-month/

 

12/11/2021: Ivermectin must be legalized for covid treatment: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/how-many-mechanisms-do-you-need-ivermectin-protects-us-from-covid-in-20-different-ways/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/worlds-leading-icu-doctor-files-lawsuit-over-covid-treatment-with-ivermectin/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/ivermectin-2-on-us-nih-list-of-covid-19-treatments.html

 

11/11/2021: 20 Gram Raincoat: Let it be a golden rule with you that you always carry some form of shelter with you when you are out and about. You can lose heat very quickly in cold. soaking rain and soon be in desperate trouble unless you have some form of shelter. The humble garbage (or trash) bag is quite good enough to save your life, weighs only around 20 grams, only costs cents and will fit in any pocket – and you almost certainly already own some. If nothing else always have one about your person. It can be configured in a variety of ways, though as a cape rather than as a vest (particularly if you are at all wide n the shoulders) it will probably keep you driest – though you will not have as much freedom of movement as you may like for your arms and hands. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/11/08/20-gram-raincoat/

 

 

11/11/2021: The Commute: Four days paddling the Tarago River in Gippsland. This guy is inspirational. Shades of Travels in a Donkey Trap. People need to get out exploring their local area more thoroughly like this. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/11/08/the-commute/

 

 

 

Beau Miles: “Following two rivers, one drain, one sea and one creek, it turns out that paddling to work, which ends up being mostly a drag, over four full days, is bloody hard work.

 

11/11/2021: Buckley’s Chance: Or “Buckley’s or none”. These are (or used to be) two common sayings in Australia indicating that the chances of survival were pretty slim. I have posted some other remarkable survival stories here such as those of Hugh Glass, John Colter and Everts for example. William Buckley’s survival in the wilds of Victoria in the C19th shrinks them all into insignificance. 32 years alone in the wilderness! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/11/08/buckleys-chance/

 

 

11/11/2021: Ada, What a cracker of a life. (So like our own parents’ stories). Too many people have it too easy today and appreciate life too little as a result: https://latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/news/2021/11/07/tales-of-the-valley-from-thruppence-to-thriving/

 

11/11/2021: Believe Us: Of course these vaccines are safe. We would not (eg) have had to change the legal definition of ‘vaccine’ if it were not the case, nor compelled people to take them with such dire penalties, nor covered up the (literally) millions of adverse reactions (or even thousands of deaths) or made safe cheap effective therapeutics illegal. How bad can it get? : https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/human-body/tga-requests-information-from-pfizer-after-medical-journal-alleges-contractor-falsified-safety-data/news-story/342806323e802035bb1d810e561977f4

 

But, Time for some real incentives to get ‘jabbed’: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-vienna-brothel-offers-customers-30-minutes-with-lady-of-their-choice-in-exchange-for-coronavirus-jab-12464616

 

11/11/2021: More commie ‘minimum wage’ clap-trap which will not work. The decision referenced ‘some workers’ who were earning as little as $3 an hour based on the amount they had picked. Now, can you tell me how any farmer could possibly make a profit out of having to pay such a person $25 an hour for picking pretty much nothing? The rule ought to be: ‘If you don’t work, you don’t eat’. If this was applied widely it would soon sort a whole lot of problems out:  https://www.examiner.com.au/story/7498415/fair-work-rules-on-pay-for-pickers/

 

11/11/2021: Antarctica just gets colder and colder – if you can see the ‘global warming’ here you are delusional: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/11/10/temperature-bottom-falling-out-antarcticas-coldest-half-year-since-measurements-began-60-years-ago/

 

10/11/2021: Hats off to the Nimblewill Nomad: https://www.npr.org/2021/11/07/1053389943/nimblewill-nomad-oldest-hiker-appalachian-trail?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=203207

 

10/11/2021: Wonnangatta #23.9: Yet another 4WD ‘identified’ as the culprit. Why the change of colour I wonder? Whatever happened to the white ute whose owner was going to receive a door-knock months ago? Vicpol have long since revealed themselves to be inept and brain-dead on this case (and many others). A cursory look at the news.com photo of the 4WD will reveal that a search of the registry database and telco logs would identify the owner. That is without photo-editing revealing the number plate on the trailer (which I can read some parts of even in the 28K image in the news item with just a small amount of enhancement). If this vehicle was actually seen at Russell & Carol’s campsite that would be a big break-through (and likely not true) but (without that) there is zero evidence it was the vehicle which turned around at the Myrtleford gate and a snapshot of it on the Alpine Highway 80 kilometres away is no different than a photo of a car in the main street of say Bairnsdale or Maffra a similar distance away. If Insp. Stamper could not identify the owner of this car as soon as the image came into his hands he should no longer be in the job. How many 1990s blue Nissan Patrols (a dealer could identify the exact year) whose owner also has an unusual trailer like this do you think there are in the world – and whose owner’s phone was driving along the Alpine Hwy on that night too? Good Lord! The only possible reason for publishing it is that he is hoping for someone else to help ‘dob’. He should do his own job. Vicpol keep signaling to the real murderer that they have no idea who he is, instead of perhaps alerting him to what they really do know (supposing they want him to panic or confess – does this ever happen though?) BTW: A murderer this inept deserved to be caught on the same day. Imagine attempting to flee the scene of your crime along a route which you knew contained a gate which may be locked, or any route which you had not traveled on your way in so that you knew it was safe and clear. I suspect the real murderer was nowhere near so inept. Given that it took Vicpol weeks/months to even work out there had been a murder (something which had been obvious to me on Day 1) I suspect the murderer is ‘ept’: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts-victoria/fourwheel-drive-clue-emerges-in-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/387cfbb3fc5aad63294637cc895774f4  & https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-release-images-of-mystery-vehicle-in-case-of-missing-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay/news-story/2f9d425bdc15680158ac931ef96d4308

 

10/11/2021: The astonishing cost of ‘net zero’ (not counting our freedom): https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/net_zero_will_cost_us_1trillion_and_wont_change_the_climate

 

10/11/2021: Frankly it would be nice if he was right. It is long past time the elites were removed and freedom restored: https://richardsonpost.com/mac-slavo/24218/global-elites-prepping-for-rebellion/

 

10/11/2021: “Human beings are just speed bumps on the road to Utopia,” Tucker Carlson (said satirically of the Left).

 

09/11/2021: So you think you can grow potatoes: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/11/08/largest-potato-guinness-book-garden/

 

09/11/2021: The Staff of Life - We need to work on more short-season, cold-tolerant strains: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/11/01/origins-wheat-bread-study/3531635782905/

 

09/11/2021: Terence Darrell Kelly the $10 million dollar man (charged with ‘abduction and various offences’ against Cleo Smith) has already spent 36 years on welfare (at an approx cost of $100K per year – at average cost of welfare & etc for ‘aboriginal persons’, so $3.6 million). If he gets 10-15 years goal this will cost perhaps $200K per year, a further $7.2 million, so over $10 million just so far. I say hang him on a hook at the end of the street until the carrion tear him to doll rags. He has already had too many chances to make something worthwhile of his life. This money could be much better spent saving lives or improving the lives of victims of such vile monsters. I note that evil Robert Arthur Selby Lowe who killed Sheree Beasley and probably Kylie Maybury has recently died in prison after nearly thirty years. He also deserved to be long dead and the money wasted on him spent saving the lives of small children who have since died due to insufficient funds being available. We have a death penalty for the innocent, but not for the guilty.

 

09/11/2021: Is everything ‘caused’ by ‘climate change’: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/doctor-diagnoses-death-by-climate-change-how-about-deaths-by-socialism-junk-science-and-watching-cnn/ For contrast, why not learn about earth’s natural thermostat: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/11/06/temperature-regulated-cooling-dominates-warming-and-why-the-earth-stopped-cooling-at-15c/ It’s water vapour, stupid.

 

08/11/2021: One of the lesser problems of living in California: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/bear-breaks-into-california-house-feasts-on-bucket-of-kfc/

 

08/11/2021: End Dan’s Tyranny – sign the petition: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/petition-to-victorias-upper-house-calling-for-rejection-of-andrews-enabling-act.html

 

08/11/2021: Too woke to be believed: Kamala asks NASA if they are able to ‘track trees by race as part of environmental justice’ https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/kamala-asks-nasa-if-they-can-track-trees-by-race/ Are we living through Heinlein’s ‘crazy years’? It sure seems so.

 

08/11/2021: The madness of crowds. Remember, “So God created man in his owne Image, in the Image of God created hee him; male and female created hee them” (King James Version) Ambiguous? – of course all this has long been a part of the communist agenda: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/17-americans-strongly-believe-multiple-genders-24-two-years-ago/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/propaganda-takes-hold-unbelievable-30-millennials-now-identify-lgbtq-according-new-study-2018-less-9/ And now this:  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/woke-u-s-navy-names-ship-gay-rights-leader-harvey-milk-christened-transgender-veteran/

 

08/11/2021: We were just one of the farmers who lost half a million dollars twenty years ago (to native vegetation theft) to pay for Kyoto – what would have made for a comfortable retirement for us today. God alone knows how many folks and how much this crazy ‘net zero’ boondoggle will cost before (eventually) sanity prevails and the whole fiasco is abandoned: https://spectator.com.au/2021/11/lathams-law-83/

 

07/11/2021: Revisiting yesterday’s post. Ie  “The geological past shows that all six ice ages commenced when there was up to 100 times more carbon dioxide than at present in the atmosphere”. Ian Plimer, ‘Green Murder’. Life on earth would pretty much cease if CO2 fell much below 250 ppm (certainly below 200). Will the next Ice Age suck so much CO2 ot of the atmosphere  into the oceans (given that we are starting into it at such a low base of 400 ppm) that this will happen? I think this is a serious concern and ample reason to increase our burning of fossil fuels to liberate more of the stuff and so forestall such an awful calamity. Such liberaion has the added benefit of adding to the quantity of life on earth present right now. For example NASA data shows that over the last 25 years the earth has added a newly forested land area of approximately two Australias because of the availability of CO2 to build those forests. https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/exclusive_professor_ian_plimer_s_new_book_green_murder_is_the_wake_up_call_we_need & https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth & https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/10/04/the-most-amazing-greening-on-earth-thanks-to-increased-carbon-dioxide/

 

07/11/2021: ‘I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul’. These are words which should be engraved above every school gate. I know most learned them there when I was young, but alas no longer. No-one else, nothing else is to blame. You alone are responsible for what you are, what you can become. Surely also today’s technology and wealth ensures that the possibilities are endless, yet youth is taught only to despair…

 

Invictus William Ernest Henley (1849-1902)

 

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

 

07/11/2021: During January 1939 parts of Sydney were 55C (the same thing was recorded in the 1790s). There has been nothing like this since yet those jet-hopping hypocrites in Glasgow claim the world has warmed when it is in fact cooling: http://www.warwickhughes.com/agri/bird%20deaths%201932.pdf

 

07/11/2021: Cop26 Globalists Enjoy Meat While Telling You to Eat Bugs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWcx97YfWUY

 

07/11/2021: Foundation is important. I am delighted that one of my distant relatives (John Paul Jones, “I have not yet begun to fight!”) was instrumental in founding our nation: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/11/the-race-to-found-australia/

 

06/11/2021: Kill the Bill: Thousands on the streets of Melbourne right now marching against Dan’s tyranny – make me proud to be Australian: https://www.rebelnews.com/_kill_the_bill_largest_protest_in_melbourne_so_far & https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/28300 & https://www.facebook.com/therealrukshan/videos/279630193913877 You won’t see this on the complicit  ‘mainstream’ media.

 

06/11/2021: Rewriting Shakespeare?  I Can go as far as translations in brackets or in the margins: https://assistantvillageidiot.blogspot.com/2021/10/not-understanding-shakespeare-again.html

 

06/11/2021: Can Feminist Robots Challenge Our Biases? https://spectrum.ieee.org/human-robot-interaction

 

06/11/2021: Is something strange happening? Is this a vaccine side-effect, pent up demand or what? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/hard-watch-hospital-ers-across-nation-completely-overwhelmed-non-covid-patients-sicker-ever-seen-nurses-forced-give-treatments-hallways-no/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/weird-western-australia-no-covid-vaccinations-continue-hospitals-overwhelmed/

 

Life expectancy hit a new high during covid: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/abs-reports-australian-life-expectancy-reached-a-new-high-during-1st-covid-pandemic-year.html

 

Meanwhile, “Italy’s Institute of Health now counts only those who died from COVID-19 as having died from COVID-19, reducing COVID-19 deaths in the hard-hit country from over 130,000 to fewer than 4,000. That’s a 97% decrease” https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2021/11/04/italy-reduces-covid-19-deaths-by-a-whopping-97-n1529706

 

06/11/2021: “The geological past shows that all six ice ages commenced when there was up to 100 times more carbon dioxide than at present in the atmosphere”. This says it all. Ian Plimer ie a national hero. Read the entire excerpt from his new book, ‘Green Murder’: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/exclusive_professor_ian_plimer_s_new_book_green_murder_is_the_wake_up_call_we_need

 

Nigel Farage is quite right – of course we need to have a referendum on something as life changing as all this ‘net zero’ nonsense, and it needs to be approved by at least two-thirds of the population as the economic (life) consequences of this idiocy are so awful: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/11/04/nigel-farage-demands-a-uk-net-zero-referendum/

 

05/11/2021: Fascinating: the ‘problem’ of madness: https://quillette.com/2021/10/31/madness-for-decivilization/

 

05/11/2021: Preposterous grounds for cancelling Hogarth: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/11/canceling-hogarth.php

 

05/11/2021: “Climate sensitivity is a logarithmic function.  Every unit increase in temperature requires twice as much CO2 as the previous increase.  So, if the atmospheric CO2 concentration rises from 280ppm to 560ppm (an increment of 280ppm) and this causes a 1C rise in temperature, then it will take a further 560ppm to effect a further 1C temperature increase.  In theory there is a diminishing warming return on CO2 investment.  It’s a bit like heroin,” but the worst part is there is zero evidence that the increased CO2 we may have seen (there are serious scientists who question the C02 data) has actually produced any warming at all, ie if there has been warming (also questionable) it can also be explained by natural processes. Suppose we accepted that eg there has been 1C warming since pre-industrial times and agreed that CO2 was responsible for half of that. The consequence of accepting that would be that (if the cause-effect relationship was linear) that an increase of CO2 from 280 ppm to 400ppm (50%) had produced .5C of warming. A further increase of 50% (ie to 600ppm) could only produce another .5C, but since the relationship is logarithmic it would only produce half that, or .25C. This process would take at least another 200 years and would even then not take the world temperature to anywhere near where it was (clearly – look at the abandoned settlements in Greenland for example) during the Middle Ages ie before the Little Ice Age which we have been slowly coming out of now for about 200 years (the reason for most of the warming we have seen – if we have seen any). https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2021/11/emissions-error-and-innumeracy-as-a-guiding-policy/   

 

05/11/2021: Biden is toast: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/yes-red-tsunami/ but everywhere folks are getting sick to death of being sold out by the major parties: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/voters_are_getting_sick_and_tired_of_major_parties

 

04/11/2021: Fascinating: the real Indiana Jones: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2021/10/how-the-fbi-discovered-a-real-life-indiana-jones-in-indiana

 

04/11/2021: Is there anyone who thinks this guy should be in gaol? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/spokane-man-kills-daughters-boyfriend-selling-sex-trafficking-ring/

 

04/11/2021: Another promising Australian vaccine which our government is ignoring – who are they working for: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/first-australian-covid-vax-approved-overseas-but-not-here-prof-petrovsky-sacked-and-doing-a-gofundme/

 

04/11/2021: The coming renewable energy train wreck: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/11/01/texas-state-geologist-scott-tinker-the-bad-assumptions-underpinning-cop26/

 

03/11/2021: Tips and tricks of postmortem photography: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/victorian-post-mortem-photographs

 

03/11/2021: In case you didn’t know, Forget the Gender Unicorn, Genderbread Person is here to explain sexuality: https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=18341

 

03/11/2021: Australia is in a bad way. https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/28024

 

03/11/2021: This large Swedish study showing how quickly vaccine effectiveness wanes underlines the need to approve treatment options: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/swedish-study-of-840000-shows-vaccine-efficacy-at-7-months-at-wow-zero/

 

Meanwhile, how good is Ivermectin? Get some today: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/11/wonder-drug-new-international-ivermectin-report-64-studies-shows-86-success-prophylaxis-67-success-early-treatment/

 

02/11/2021: Greta Thunberg and the other cultists turning up to COP26 in disposable masks:

 

 

 

02/11/2021: Remember this: monsters don’t always look like monsters: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/316025

 

02/11/2021: I never understood why the Western capitalists backed communist China rather than democratic India for example, but now we know. “The fact is the threat from China is not really from China but from the pirates that run the economy who like doing business with China. The threat is the Western scientist who are willing to take Chinese money to perform forbidden research. It is the American tech companies willing to sellout the country for the opportunity to make money helping the Chinese communists. China is a symptom of a much graver problem, one that exists in the ruling class of the American empire” https://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=25420

 

02/11/2021: A timely and important book. “Having been a co-founder of Greenpeace itself, and a member of its governing board for many years, Moore’s commitment to a healthy environment is beyond rational dispute. He has however changed his mind from the position touted by the organisation he once helped to form and nurture in its early years. He changed by a process of intellectual and scientific enquiry where he has researched the claims and emotion-laden statements about the state of the planet and the role of carbon dioxide plays. He simply finds the evidence for catastrophe lacking. Indeed, he finds the exact opposite to be the truth”: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/29/book-review-patrick-moore-fake-invisible-catastrophes-and-threats-of-doom/

 

01/11/2021: Edgar Rice Burroughs phone home: https://www.space.com/earth-inner-core-mushy

 

01/11/2021: "We cannot absolutely prove that those are in error who tell us that society has reached a turning point, that we have seen our best days. But so said all before us, and with just as much apparent reason ... On what principle is it that, when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us." T.B. Macaulay (1800-59):

 

01/11/2021: Neil Oliver is Great: https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/28016

 

01/11/2021: Whatever happened to freedom of conscience and freedom of belief? I might not ageree with what you think but you should certainly be allowed to think it without being punished with ostracism or unemployment etc. It is astonishing for example that nurses who worked through the so-called pandemic without vaccination are now being sacked because their conscience tells them not to accept an experimental vaccine which clearly has many adverse effects. If only it was working it would not be so bad but it clearly performs less than 10% as well as natural immunity: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/waterford-ireland-exposes-covid-vaccine-fraud/ 

 

31/10/2021: Another couple of days of blackouts here at Jeeralang Junction – this makes nearly a month we have been running on a generator in just the last year. (Also no internet) This is ‘future shock’. Before we moved to within four kilometres of Hazelwood Power Station we had never experienced a blackout of more than a few minutes in our entire lives. Since they shut Hazelwood we have run through several unreliable generators!

 

31/10/2021: I am angry for Scott, Barnaby et al selling the nation out with this preposterous ‘net zero’ bullshit – all over something (global warming) which never happened and never will happen. An Ice Age is coming for Christ’s sake, folks – it has been cooling for thousands of years! For this and many other reasons (the covid response, woke nonsense, communist agenda, increasing tyranny etc, etc) we need to vote for someone (anyone) else, each and every time. The front-runners are: Liberal Democrats, One Nation, United Australia Party, Shooters and Fishers…If you can do nothing at all else, at least put all of them ahead of the major parties – and of course the Greens last: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/peta-credlin/peta-credlin-net-zero-is-going-australia-poorer-and-weaker/news-story/967c80c0bdaf8f422e3e95df7aac0220 Just as a PS: Note how even James Lovelock the ‘father’ of all this green rubbish has at l;ast repudiated it: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/29/gaia-scientist-james-lovelock-i-was-alarmist-about-climate-change/

 

Good to see people are still out on the streets though: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/protesters-rally-in-city-as-lockdown-ends/news-story/14a3cc94b4b4da9608d2ee5b137bc7ba

 

31/10/2021: Ivermectin Works – get some today: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/update-71-75-districts-uttar-pradesh-india-reported-no-covid-19-cases-24-hours-implementing-ivermectin-protocol/

 

You can still buy Ausmectin sheep drench. Tastes no different than water. You would take the per kg dose rate as if you were a sheep. Once each day till symptoms/covid are gone – approx three days max. I bought 20 litres for $239 delivered – enough to cure 300 people. Also good for worms in sheep.

 

31/10/2021: An interesting poll. Given that the poll issue is itself banned it is somewhat surprising that nearly 2/3rds of people agreed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNRcLFWxZ14

 

29/10/2021: It pays to be a suck: https://blog.boomerangapp.com/2017/01/how-to-end-an-email-email-sign-offs/

 

29/10/2021: Vaccine immunity is a myth. We just need to get the bloody thing – but we need ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine etc to improve out chances of getting better and staying well: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/sweden-study-vaccine-wanes-quickly/

 

29/10/2021: Face it: Men can do everything better than women – including being women: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/boy-in-dress-wins-homecoming-queen-in-missouri/

 

29/10/2021: Well said Viv Forbes: “For 26 futile years, the net-zero maniacs have wasted fuel, energy and taxpayer’s money to bite the hands that provide their food, energy, welfare and public sector jobs…”https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/from-viv-forbes-cop-out-26-scott-morrison-stay-home.html

 

28/10/2021: This is what a real pandemic looked like when I was a kid: https://www.npr.org/2021/10/25/1047691984/decades-after-polio-martha-is-among-the-last-to-still-rely-on-an-iron-lung-to-br

28/10/2021: The guy who claimed Antarctica as his country – will he succeed? https://www.afar.com/magazine/westarctica-antarctica-a-micronation-with-a-mission

28/10/2021: It’s complicated: Should lesbians be prosecuted for refusing to have sex with women with penises? https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-57853385

27/10/2021: A River Somewhere: Spot and I have been away for a few days enjoying camping next to a lovely fishing hole along one of our remote Victorian mountain rivers. This small trip has highlighted for me more than anything else how much I need a new knee. Though it was only six trackless kilometres each way over fairly rough ground it was actually very tough going and was not undertaken without Panadeine Forte! Only a couple of years ago I would easily make 30-40 such kilometres in a day - and enjoy it, without pain. Old age is definitely not for sissies! Still, I am glad we went as from now on the weather will be too warm and it has been practically our only opportunity to get away up the mountains for months mainly because of absurd government restrictions.

I had often seen this large hole in the river from up high and canoed past it a couple of times without giving it serious investigation. There are thousands of such spots along our remote waterways which vehicle based campers will never enjoy - thank goodness! From above as well as from the river it doesn't look as if there is a suitable camping spot even though the vast width and depth of the hole would make it an excellent spot to catch a few large trout - or even a couple o crays for one's evening meal. It also appears from on high as if it could only be approached by a fairly precipitous descent - but looks can be deceptive, and as it turns out there is a modest sloping ridge which leads right down to it and underneath a steep bank there is quite a long flat bench mostly above flood level where indeed several tents could be set up (after a little 'improvement'). See More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/10/27/a-river-somewhere/

 

27/10/2021: Deer are definitely fighting back – they hate cyclists too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpJ2hqe08lc&t=30s

 

27/10/2021: Sign the petition against the government’s ban on Ivermectin before thousands more people die: https://www.aph.gov.au/e-petitions/petition/EN3364/sign

 

27/10/2021: Sex causes climate change. Yes, of course it does. Just imagine how that slight (sexual) flush you get when you idly admire some lissome other - all added together they are incinerating the planet. And that’s only when you merely think about it. God help the earth if you actually do it. Why the exhalations of your hot sweaty breath and vile moanings and pantings are making the place a veritable sauna! Then there are all the carbon costs of all the expensive sexual adjuncts you must have: the flowers, the chocolates, the glasses of wine, the trips to fancy eateries and the like. Overnight stays in motels or overseas trips so you can swyve your beloved on some remote foreign beach are completely destroying the place. Then, worst of all for many of you thoughtless beggars such connubial relations often lead to creating even more foul humans who choke the planet in even more terrible ways. Stop it at once or you will go blind!

 

27/10/2021: “Give me liberty or give me death,” Patrick Henry 1775. Actually people want more than a little bit of freedom Dan, Scott et al! The opportunity to have a (masked) socially distanced latte outdoors with one or two people hardly cuts it and is no real cause for joy! One really wonders what alternate reality Dictator Dan and his ilk inhabit with their two year’s gaol and $100K fines for not wearing a bloody mask. Do you not remember only a couple of years ago when you were going to legislate to make it illegal for folks to wear a mask (hijab) in public? All this over a case of the sniffles which is nowhere near as bad as the 1968 Hong Kong flu (or many others) and which kills around 3 out of 1,000 people and then and only if they are already moribund and not treated early with 50 cents worth of Ivermectin! Instead you ban it too. I have been away hiking/camping with my dog by a pristine river (illegally) in one of our forbidden ‘National Parks’ for a few days. Bliss. More about that later. On the way back I passed heaps of poor folks in their dual cabs and camper vans creeping off to try for an even smaller modicum of freedom amid Dan’s increasing tyranny. If people got to vote for government they wouldn’t. Just imagine at election time you got to tick a box: 1. More laws and regulations or 2. Fewer rules and regulations. A no-brainer which 90% of us would tick. Or imagine you got to choose 10%/20%/30% (or more) government or 10%/20%/30% (or less) government. Which box do you think most folks would tick? When I am running the joint that’s the sort of decision you the people who actually own the country and are supposed to be running it actually would be making.

 

23/10/2021:

 

23/10/2021: Wood without trees: https://www.bambooimport.com/en/how-is-bamboo-lumber-made

 

23/10/2021: Nihilism is apparently the answer to the ‘climate crisis: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/22/damage-and-destroy-climate-zealots-final-solution/ I guess a few old people could huddle around the burning infrastructure trying to stop themselves freezing for a time. Meanwhile the earth is actually freezing as we head back into the next ice age as Antarctica records the coldest winter in my lifetime: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/22/south-poles-winter-weather-record/

 

23/10/2021: Vaccines are clearly not working as well as expected whilst (more) effective treatments have been banned or dissed: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/exclusive-analysis-shows-covid-deaths-2021-2020-large-percent-2021-deaths-fully-vaccinated/ Nonetheless this is the official advice: Boris Johnson today: “It doesn’t protect you from catching the disease and doesn’t protect you against passing it on, so now is the time to get your booster". https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/27624

 

 

23/10/2021: Man up! Good advice: “The revolution has been met with almost no resistance by those who have the title CEO or leader or president or principal in front of their names. The refusal of the adults in the room to speak the truth, their refusal to say no to efforts to undermine the mission of their institutions, their fear of being called a bad name and that fear trumping their responsibility — that is how we got here” https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/some-thoughts-about-courage

 

22/10/2021: Thousands will now die if our governments don’t urgently implement the ivermectin treatment: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/indonesia-cut-covid-by-98-with-ivermectin-while-australia-grew-cases-500-with-lock-n-vax/  PS You can still buy Ausmectin.

 

22/10/2021: Clown Show: 8th Century Barbarian Who Defeated Woke US Generals in War Can’t Find Afghanistan on a Map: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/clown-show-8th-century-barbarian-defeated-woke-us-generals-war-cant-find-afghanistan-map-video/

 

22/10/2021: “Have we reached the high water mark of woke? American progressives are provoking a furious backlash. No matter how furious it is, it’s not furious enough” https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/10/20/have-we-reached-the-high-water-mark-of-woke/

 

22/10/2021: Hydrogen is just more green bullshit. For example, “One tonne of ‘green’ hydrogen requires 20 tonnes of water and ‘blue’ hydrogen will release methane instead of CO2” and all at a horrific economic and environmental cost – remember when water was our most ‘precious resource’? Now we will just destroy it: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/one_tonne_of_green_hydrogen_requires_20_tonnes_of_water_and_blue_hydrogen_will_release_methane_instead_of_co2

 

Ditto: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/green_hydrogen_is_a_disaster_waiting_to_happen

 

21/10/2021: How to help birds avoid crashing into your windows: https://www.popsci.com/diy/prevent-bird-window-strikes/

 

21/10/2021: Nothing to do with CO2 – Who’d have thought? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/20/2001-2019-warming-driven-by-increases-in-absorbed-solar-radiation-not-human-emissions/

 

21/10/2021: Don’t die of covid. Four important things you can do: Increase your Vitamin D and Zinc levels. Get a nasal atomiser and fill it with 1% Betadine solution (available as a ‘Gargle’ from chemists). This will kill 85% of yor viral load where it starts up your nose. You can safely do this several times a day. Tingles slightly. There is ample evidence of this. There is also ample evidence that Ivermectin (even alone without an antibiotic such as Doxycylcine) will kill 95% of the virus really quickly (think 24 hours). Its use has reduced death rates from Covid in India to less than one fifth of countries such as Israel, the UK etc who are ‘fully vaccinated’ ergo it is much more effective than the vaccine – and safer. The human (tablet - forbidden) form is exactly the same as the sheep (liquid) form. The liquid contains a harmless food + water. The dose rate for sheep (per kilogram of body weight) ie exactly the same as for humans. You can safely take this dose once per day while you have the virus. The drug has been taken safely by four billion people (for various parasites). See Also: Ivermectin Guidelines: https://healthjade.com/ivermectin/

Ausmectin Datasheet: https://www.iahp.com.au/downloads/Datasheet/Ausmectin%20Sheep%20Drench%20Datasheet%20(April%202020).pdf

Ivermectin is still A$64.95 per litre –enough to cure ten people from Covid taken daily while you have the disease at the weight recommendation as if you were a sheep, eg: https://www.fmb.com.au/ausmectin-sheep-drench-1-litre-ivermectin.html

 

21/10/2021: Well said Jordan. Nothing is more important than telling the truth: https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/27521

 

20/10/2021: The Promise of Vagus nerve stimulation: https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/what-is-vagus-nerve-stimulation

 

20/10/2021: Standing on his own two feet, vale Colin Powell: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/vale-general-colin-powell-april-5-1937-october-18-2021.html

 

20/10/2021: Poland may save Europe again; https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/10/poland-may-save-europe-again.html

 

May it lead to this: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/24001/blow-the-bugle-or-slay-the-dragon-but-be-brave-act/

 

20/10/2021: Watermelons: “The Greens are the CCP’s best friends… China emissions exceed all developed nations combined”: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/too-poor-to-cut-coal-use-but-rich-enough-to-launch-hypersonic-weapons/

 

How can this ever have happened: https://weather.com/news/climate/news/coldest-temperature-recorded-50-states

 

19/10/2021: Having trouble keeping up with what’s going on? This news service may help: https://t.me/s/TommyRobinsonNews

 

19/10/2021: A fully vaccinated Colin Powell dies of Covid yet Facebook ‘fact checkers’ need to have their say: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/colin-powells-facebook-page-announcement-sums-everything-wrong-political-ruling-class-today/

 

Unfortunately what Colin did is only too normal: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/whistleblower-90-of-hospital-admissions-are-vaccinated/

 

19/10/2021: All this ‘global warming’ bullshit and what we must ‘do’ about it. Look, the Middle Ages were much warmer than today (and CO2 does bugger all anyway): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/15/4-more-new-reconstructions-affirm-the-medieval-warm-period-was-warmer-than-today/

 

19/10/2021: If this does not bother you then you are brain dead: https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/17/scotland-facial-recognition-software-being-used-in-north-ayrshire-schools-15437868/

 

Similar new fascism: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/trudeau-bans-government-employees-from-writing-lets-go-brandon.html

 

18/10/2021: I would be sticking to my G & T myself: https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/queen-elizabeth/queen-elizabeth-give-up-drinking-recommendation?did=685318-20211015&utm_campaign=instyle-celebrity_newsletter&utm_source=instyle.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=101521&cid=685318&mid=69497544544

 

18/10/2021: ‘Let’s go Brandon’ is the epitome of fake news. If you don’t understand this phenomenon, read on: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/lets-go-brandon-the-oppressed-find-a-new-form-of-mass-rebellion/

 

18/10/2021: Death gets quicker and quicker: https://newatlas.com/military/raytheon-northrop-grumman-test-flight-air-breathing-scramjet-hypersonic-missile/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/russia-launches-submarine-hypersonic-tsirkon-missile-heres-the-video/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/china-tests-new-hypersonic-nuclear-capable-missile-circled-entire-globe-low-orbit-us-military-officials-stunned/

18/10/2021: Merck wants Americans to pay $712 for a Covid drug that taxpayers helped develop: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/14/merck-drug-prices-us-healthcare-big-pharma Hydroxychloroquine (which is all Merck’s drug is) used to cost $9.95 (in Oz) for 100 tablets enough to cure more than ten patients. Ivermectin is still A$64.95 per litre – more than enough to cure ten people from Covid taken daily while you have the disease at the weight recommendation as if you were a sheep: https://www.fmb.com.au/ausmectin-sheep-drench-1-litre-ivermectin.html

Mind you, maybe time to take an aspirin? https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/researchers-aspirin-substantially-lowers-risk-of-covid/

 

Vaccinated infection rate is 2X times the Unvaccinated: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/uk-to-fauci-we-have-a-big-problem/

 

18/10/2021: Boris has recognized nuclear is the only way forward to zero at 2050. We need to do that too.  Carbon would be much better for the planet (more life, more forests), but there you go: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/uk-puts-nuclear-ahead-of-renewables-to-go-fossil-free-by-2035/

 

Mind you everyone else is still building coal-fired: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/17/china-backtracking/

17/10/2021: Too Fat? It’s all about carbs not calories folks: https://www.statnews.com/2021/09/13/how-a-fatally-tragically-flawed-paradigm-has-derailed-the-science-of-obesity/?utm_campaign=rss

17/10/2021: Cloud Cuckoo Land: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/un-climate-conference-using-diesel-generators-to-charge-fleet-of-tesla-cars/

17/10/2021: The UK data does not lie – being vaccinated increases your chance of death from Covid as compared with being unvaccinated. The anti-vaxers are right about this disease. That being so there is no way the vaccine should be mandated. I hope I am not going to be sorry I chose to be vaccinated early (April). Clearly I am going to get Covid anyway sometime: https://richardsonpost.com/david-archibald/23964/too-funny-not-to-share/

 

Similarly, Such a miraculous vaccine. Ivermectin is much more effective than this: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-15/data-shows-fully-vaccinated-deaths-in-nsw-aged-care-homes/100539620?utm_medium=social&utm_content=sf250364436&utm_campaign=fb_abc_news&utm_source=m.facebook.com&sf250364436=1

 

When the cure is worse than the complaint: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/taiwan-deaths-vaccination-covid-19/

 

17/10/2021: Unbelievable election crookedness in Arizona (and elsewhere): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/breaking-president-trump-releases-findings-pima-county-az-either-new-election-immediately-take-place-past-election-decertified/

 

16/10/2021: Steve Intent: I have been making a new floor for my Grey Flyer Tent. You should understand that this tent doubles as a hammock tarp. The roof in this 1.15 oz/yd2 material weighs around 310 grams with tie outs and guys. As you can see it is big enough for two people, two dogs and lots of gear and stays wonderfully dry inside even in heavy rain with the door open so that you can still enjoy a toasty warm fire out the front under your trusty Fire Umbrella to stop it going out in the rain. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/10/15/steve-intent/

 

 

16/10/2021: Nomadland #2: Can’t afford a house any more? Maybe buy this book instead: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0995705054/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0995705054&linkCode=as2&tag=insta0c-20&linkId=d88bf873bbb3b4ad489aa39dd633062f

 

16/10/2021: Too true - Doctor Botches Abortion, Child Tragically Born: https://babylonbee.com/news/doctor-botches-abortion-child-tragically-born

 

16/10/2021: Just the kind of immigrants the West needs: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-british-mp-david-amess-is-dead-following-knife-attack/

 

NB: Sadiq Khan said Sir David Amess had ‘passed away’ as opposed to being brutally murdered. Perp no doubt an anti-vaxer!

 

16/10/2021: Along with bird & bat shredding windmills, undersea cables are something else for Greens to shout about: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/crabs-are-just-another-victim-of-wind-turbines-thanks-to-emf-pollution-from-undersea-cables/

 

15/10/2021: ET Call Home: https://phys.org/news/2021-10-strange-radio-emerge-galactic-centre.html

 

15/10/2021: Vaccine passports are the answer? Tell that to Waterford Ireland which has a 99% vaccination rate and the highest incidence in Ireland: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/covid-is-surging-in-waterford-ireland-where-99-7-percent-are-double-vaccinated/

 

15/10/2021: Bows and arrows to be banned soon? https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/man-kills-5-with-bow-and-arrow-in-norway/  In other news a woman drowned her toddlers – bathtubs and water to be banned soon too? Maybe ban Islam instead?

 

15/10/2021: How important is climate change? 39% would spend nothing at all while only 7% would spend more than $1000 whereas 69% would spend less than $100! https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/half-of-america-doesnt-even-want-to-spend-1-a-month-extra-on-green-electricity-or-fuel/

 

 

 

You could add the results of our Oz survey to that:  https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/peta-credlin/climate-survey-an-important-reminder-about-the-views-of-mainstream-australia/video/0d987e31ff3d5c40cd2622c9859d09e6

 

In Other News: The Last Royal, Prince Charles Is a Blithering Green Idiot: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/10/13/delingpole-prince-charles-is-a-blithering-green-idiot/

 

14/10/2021: Dismantling and reassembling a jeep in under 4 min: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBtYXFXa5Ig

 

14/10/2021: Andrew Bolt is absolutely right, “To say that Australia should get electricity from technologies that haven’t actually been invented or proven is insanity. We can’t stop burning coal and just say “something will turn up””. Remember when Gulliver visited Laputa and found scientists engaged int the problem of ‘extracting sunbeams from cucumbers’?  More efficient coal fired power is available now as is nuclear - though we do not have any nuclear engineers at all having closed down the last faculty which trained them here over thirty years ago: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-global-warming-hysteria-overlooks-practicalities/news-story/0c0a079ef1d64c831d851fc33cc80ac8

 

Ten Countries in the EU want nuclear to be labeled ‘green energy’: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10083399/Ten-EU-countries-push-nuclear-power-labelled-green.html

14/10/2021: Where do things come from: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/sep/16/food-fraud-counterfeit-cotton-detectives-untangling-global-supply-chain?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

14/10/2021: Freedom of speech (like freedom generally) is dead in Australia: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/peter-ridd-case-james-cook-university-wins-proving-we-cant-trust-their-research-as-staff-cant-speak-freely/

 

Victorian documentary film-maker Topher Field arrested by VICPOL for 'incitement': https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/victorian-documentary-film-maker-topher-field-arrested-by-vicpol-for-incitement.html

 

Police have been arresting anyone who disagrees with the government: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/victorian-documentary-film-maker-topher-field-arrested-by-vicpol-for-incitement.html

 

“F--- Off”. Police showed up at this Aussie’s door to question him about Facebook posts which showed him at an "illegal" protest and his response is exactly what yours should be if this ever happens to you: https://notthebee.com/article/this-aussie-had-the-police-show-up-at-his-door-to-question-him-about-facebook-posts-which-showed-him-at-an-illegal-protest-and-his-response-is-exactly-what-yours-should-be-if-this-happens-to-

 

Indoor mask wearing for years – this from the tyrant who recently celebrated the ‘new world order’. How did we ever let ourselves be ruled by public ‘servants’? https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/27076

 

13/10/2021: They can hold their breath a long time: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/deep-sea-fishermen-make-a-surprise-catch/

 

13/10/2021: An 100 year old aircraft saves the world: https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/10/b-52-stratofortress-bomber-the-air-force-has-big-plans/

 

13/10/2021: "An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today." Laurence Peters.

 

13/10/2021: The only way out of carbon is nuclear – let’s go for it: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/suddenly-nuclear-energy-is-popular/

 

13/10/2021: The Amish Solution: “One thing’s clear: there's no evidence of any more deaths among the Amish than in places that shut down tight— some claim there were fewer here. That’s without masking, staying at home, or another important measure” https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/10/10/attkisson_how_amish_communities_became_the_first_to_acheive_herd_immunity_from_covid-19_in_may_2020.html

 

12/10/2021: And now Genderless Lego: https://babylonbee.com/news/lego-unveils-new-genderless-bricks-with-no-malefemale-connectors/

 

 

12/10/2021: The Ancient Fisherman: https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2021/10/08/humans_had_advanced_fishing_technology_12000_years_ago_in_israel_797959.html

 

12/10/2021: Antarctica has been cooling for 40 years, the South Pole has its coldest record ever, around 40% of surface stations say the same but still we have ‘global warming’. Seems preposterous somehow. It’s certainly been a cold wet winter and spring here. We had to buy tonnes of extra fire wood: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/south-pole-has-coldest-winter-ever-but-its-just-a-blip/  & https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/antarctica_records_coldest_winter_since_1957_media_remains_silent

 

12/10/2021: Just not sure what this vaccination is supposed to achieve. Infection rates are (much) higher amongst the vaccinated than the unvaccinated so there can be no argument in favour of ‘vaccination passports’ though the vaccines do seem to provide some protection from serious illness and death but are nowhere near as good as protection as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine had our governments not banned them: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/epidemic-vaccinated-latest-uk-data-shows-rate-infection-among-vaxxed-exceeds-unvaxxed-every-age-group-30/ & https://dailysceptic.org/2021/10/03/vaccine-effectiveness-hits-as-low-as-minus-66-in-the-over-40s-new-phe-data-shows/

 

11/10/2021: The Old Farmer’s Almanac Seasonal Forecasts – accurate for centuries, “Look at it another way, if the Old Farmer’s Almanac has a better forecast record, for 230 years, than the IPCC has for 30 years, doesn’t that tell you something?” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/10/09/the-old-farmers-almanac-seasonal-forecasts/

 

11/10/2021: No-one has been punished for these 34,000 murders from 1941: https://stljewishlight.org/top-story/34000-jews-were-murdered-at-babi-yar-in-48-hours-this-is-who-did-it/

 

11/10/2021: It gets worse - California moves toward ban on gas lawnmowers and leaf blowers: https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-moves-toward-ban-gas-013200302.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9wam1lZGlhLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAKRsBHTlU2mGS0JzO35_7U1NtkQez1aFbA03Y4KX2QJ0q4-OI62VFMC2EGFWan3yi-UpEp5-KrOegpiC32gVJKh_fRayElX9zzpyVuxRzLNSO11vWyWicQ_zpVgT_I1Bm8A5D2uf2Xo9lHnJkIJIgevC1UweTHTfhGgpdAYdHeAc

 

11/10/2021: Think about this graph and tell me we did something better than Sweden.

 

10/10/2021: “Finley, the seven-year-old pooch from Canandaigua, New York, can hold six tennis balls in his mouth at once, beating the previous record that was held for a whopping 17 years by another golden retriever in Texas who could fit five” https://notthebee.com/article/welcome-guinness-book-of-world-records-good-boy

 

10/10/2021: Nigerian Ivermectin study: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/nigerian-study-shows-use-ivermectin-alone-treat-covid-19-effective-using-hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin-ivermectin-combined/ & in Indonesia: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/amazing-covid-19-cases-indonesia-plunge-government-authorizes-ivermectin-treatment/ We are about to have a ‘perfect storm’ of Covid cases (and deaths) without this cheap relaiable treatment.

 

 

 

10/10/2021: Meanwhile Big Tech becomes more and more authoritarian: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/google-demonetizes-climate-skeptics-and-bans-denier-ads-because-skeptics-win-over-too-many-people/

 

10/10/2021: 450 Years Ago the Battle of Lepanto saved Christendom but we seem completely intent on suicide today: https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/history/how-the-1571-battle-of-lepanto-saved-europe.html

 

09/10/2021: The world is inherently very strange: https://futurism.com/the-byte/material-made-entirely-electrons

 

09/10/2021: Scientists Trace The Mysterious Origins of Social Parasitism in Ants: https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-trace-the-mysterious-origins-of-social-parasitism-in-ants But just how did it arise in humans? What could its evolutionary value possibly be? How can it be eradicated?

 

09/10/2021: Gina on socialism: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/gina_rinehart_urges_aussies_to_be_on_guard

 

09/10/2021: Merck sells its new synthetic hydroxychloroquine with a mark-up of 4000% and probably more like 100,000% as compared with the cost of the genuine article. Guess no fancy ‘studies’ will be needed to prove ite efficacy. You can bet Dictator Dan and his erstwhile cronies will not ban it. How much have they raked into their Swiss bank accounts from Merck, Pfizer & etc while millions died unnecessarily: https://theintercept.com/2021/10/05/covid-pill-drug-pricing-merck-ridgeback/

 

09/10/2021: So much hot air - Great graph Viv Forbes: https://australianclimatesceptics.com/?p=201

 

08/10/2021: The Great Houdini – if only we could find where all those elephants went they would not be ‘endangered’: https://newcriterion.com/issues/1986/10/the-case-of-harry-houdini

 

08/10/2021: Columbus not the first then: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/latin-text-america-0015901

 

08/10/2021: “Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow until they stop moving.” David Burge.

 

08/10/2021: China’s ‘social credit’ system – coming to you too soon: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/chinas-social-credit-score-resist-resist-resist.html

 

08/10/2021: If coal was dead why has its price quadrupled because it is in such short supply: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/now-india-has-a-coal-crisis-too-half-the-plants-only-have-three-days-supply-left/

 

07/10/2021: Mask mandates don’t apply to corrupt commie tyrants: https://t.me/TommyRobinsonNews/26809

 

07/10/2021: Hackers Warn That If Demands Aren’t Met They Will Reactivate Facebook: https://babylonbee.com/news/hackers-warn-that-if-demands-arent-met-they-will-reactivate-facebook

 

07/10/2021: ‘Beam me up Scotty’ on the cheap – well $50K actually but who’s counting: https://spacenews.com/world-view-revives-plans-for-stratospheric-balloon-passenger-flights/

 

07/10/2021: Definitely time to ditch Google, get a VPN – and maybe use the Onion browser Tor too. Who knows who is watching and why and what they will do to you next: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/begins-federal-investigators-issuing-warrants-google-turn-anyone-typing-certain-search-terms/

 

07/10/2021: It’s an ill wind that blows no good – equivalent to greening the entire Sahara – not bad: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/co2_emitted_from_2019_20_bushfires_causes_explosion_of_life_in_southern_ocean

 

07/10/2021: Sabre-rattling over Taiwan and an imminent economic collapse in mainland China caused by the ‘housing bubble’ may presage the end of the CCP. An invasion of Taiwan certainly would. Surely the PLA understands that, if Xi does not: https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/10/xi-threatens-taiwan-because-hes-weak/

 

China’s financial crisis gets worse and worse: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/three-companies-join-evergrande-unable-meet-debt-obligations-far-debt-nearly-half-trillion-usd-facing-solvency-issues-china/  & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/chinas-local-governments-hidden-debts-estimated-8-trillion-nearly-half-countrys-gdp/ Countries may also default on Belt &Rail payments: https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/chinas-belt-and-road-faces-growing-opposition-from-participating-countries-as-debts-mount_4032174.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-10-05-1&mktids=058ce790dc9a17dcbd45313e7444e785&est=O11Fu1DyrutFcCnYy2bBvHl%2BhXNSoswFwQxqj7g8aTwPDMedABO13dD475Lo6Q%3D%3D

 

06/10/2021: Beware of the sheep. They may strike back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu-yuQkaFRI

 

06/10/2021: Not an EV – Bugatti breaks the 300 mph record. Go, you beauty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuS_bXJNync

 

06/10/2021: Looks like they elected the right bloke in NSW. Maybe Tony will make a return soo too: https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/politics/labor-to-target-dominic-perrottets-controversial-past-comments/news-story/fdc57a796e9f756cd480f7755d197503

 

06/10/2021: The Limits of Caring, “This idea that we are all each other’s shepherds, that we are all responsible for the happiness of all humankind, is paralyzing nonsense. At best, it keeps men busy arguing about things over which they have almost no control. At worst it makes men vulnerable to all sorts of manipulation by people who have already decided that they are disposable rubes — like naive retirees giving away their savings to charity grifters or high-living evangelists. Men end up giving away everything worth having to people who are ideologically incapable of even acknowledging their sacrifice.” : https://americandigest.org/long-read-of-the-week-i-dont-care-by-jack-donovan/

 

06/10/2021: The Ultimate Resource? This is an enormously important essay – potentially life-changing: “The stock of knowledge, which a community owns, grows when people are driven by curiosity or self-interest to risk exploring new ideas and concepts, individually or in co-operation with others. A social climate that favours individualism, enterprise, risk-taking, trust, independence and rivalry (competition) has always been conducive to the growth of knowledge. Where the gains from risk-taking and investigative discipline can be appropriated thanks to secure private property rights, knowledge tends to flourish”… Productive effort is no longer considered the main source of a good living standard. Instead, all must now be equal, irrespective of intelligence, effort and luck… Redistribution by the visible hand—by taxing and subsidising, intervening and regulating—has become a central function of government. Yet, egalitarianism stifles competition. Alas, many now deem the spontaneous capitalist order with its strictures and disciplines obsolete or objectionable…” Do read it: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/09/the-power-of-knowledge-and-the-forces-of-ignorance/

 

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05/10/2021: Go Rukshan: https://www.facebook.com/SkyNewsAustralia/videos/2999647183630988

 

05/10/2021: This woman made a video to prove her dog is a vegetarian and it did not go as she planned: https://notthebee.com/article/this-woman-made-a-video-to-prove-her-dog-is-a-vegetarian-and-it-did-not-go-as-she-planned

 

05/10/2021: When being pleasant is not enough, indeed it is part of the problem: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/on-pleasant-people.html

05/10/2021: Letting Pandora out of the box. Heads will roll: https://www.icij.org/investigations/pandora-papers/about-pandora-papers-leak-dataset/

05/10/2021: MH370. You had only one job. Yet another tracking system (like our over-the-horizon radar system) which should have found the plane on the day it disappeared. Maybe back then there were even survivors? https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/hopes-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-could-be-found-using-new-technology/news-story/08b98b877ce5079f968b956666ddfd56

 

05/10/2021: The vaccinated pose more of a public health risk than the unvaccinated: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/10/pick-an-epidemiologist-any-epidemiologist/ Mandating cheap simple methods of reducing viral loads instead of attempting to ban them might have been a great idea from the start don’t you think? I am thinking increasing people’s Zinc and Vitamin D levels (as preventatives to respiratory infections) and 1% Iodine nasal sprays immediately after infection as a beginning. These have been known effective for fifty years at least. Then it is certainly known that hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin & etc will reduce serious infection and death by 50-90%. Millions of lives have been saved using these methods and other millions lost for the want of them. Dictator Dan is one of the worst mass murderers. Certainly Australia’s worst. His horrific crimes eclipse whoever was responsible for Port Arthur (likely some other government ‘Johnny’ – we will never know as it is under a 75 year ‘cloud of secrecy’ which ought to be lifted) by orders of magnitude.

 

04/10/2021: Who was Sidney Reilly? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Reilly

 

04/10/2021: Yes, Tony is the PM we want and need. Hopefully he can manage the Lazarus trick before our country is totally lost: https://www.advanceaustralia.org.au/tony_abbott_says_country_let_down_by_government

 

04/10/2021: Tucker on mass hysteria: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carlson-opening-statement-mass-hysteria/  “Abortion is love, abortion is freedom’ – how crazy can it get?

 

Is there any rational limit to ‘political correctness’? https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/09/lancet-journal-apologizes-after-referring-to-women-as-bodies-with-vaginas-in-latest-edition/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=d7e11c70-90e5-4db8-9bc2-a52b00fa0569

 

04/10/2021: “Notice how the collectivists have changed the meaning of the word “conspiracy”. How do we discuss “a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.” when even the word we most want to use is now used as a namecalling label, the implies the user is delusional…Sell the ABC now. It works for China against the Australians who are forced to pay for it” It is a deeply sinister world we currently live in – and it must be overthrown soon, I suspect by force: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/how-deep-is-that-swamp-science-papers-silenced-even-the-former-head-of-mi-6-was-pressured-to-stay-silent/

 

Clive is quite right: our goverments have sold us out: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/former-australian-member-parliament-says-pfizer-astrazeneca-paid-lobbyists-direct-australias-leaders-push-vaccine-mandates-video/

It works so well - 63% of UK Delta Deaths in Last 7.5 Months Were Fully Vaccinated: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/boom-sen-ron-johnson-drops-truth-bomb-senate-floor-63-uk-delta-deaths-last-7-5-months-fully-vaccinated-video/

03/10/2021: Excerpt (and highlights – mine) from Part 2: Fair Worl Commission Decision 27th October 2021: https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/decisionssigned/html/2021fwcfb6015.htm

[113] Before turning to a consideration of these reasons, it is important to set the context with some information that is publicly available and should be uncontroversial:

a. Unlike many other vaccinations such as those used to stop the spread of tetanus, yellow fever and smallpox, COVID vaccinations are not designed to stop COVID. They are designed to reduce the symptoms of the virus, however a fully vaccinated person can contract and transmit COVID.

b. The science is clear in that COVID is less serious for those who are young and otherwise healthy compared to those who are elderly and/or who have co-morbidities. In other words, the risk of COVID is far greater for those who are elderly or have co-morbidities. Around 87% of those who have died with COVID in Australia are over 80 years old and had other pre-existing illnesses listed on their death certificates.

c. The World Health Organisation has stated that most people diagnosed with COVID will recover without the need for any medical treatment.

d. The vaccines are only provisionally approved for use in Australia and are accordingly still part of a clinical trial 20.

e. There are side effects to the COVID vaccines that are now known. That side effects exist is not a conspiracy theory.

f. The long-term effects of the COVID vaccines are unknown, and this is recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia.

Consent is required for participation in clinical trials

[114] Consent is required for all participation in a clinical trial. Consent is necessary because people have a fundamental right to bodily integrity, that being autonomy and self-determination over their own body without unconsented physical intrusion. Voluntary consent for any medical treatment has been a fundamental part of the laws of Australia and internationally for decades.
It is legally, ethically and morally wrong to coerce a person to participate in a clinical trial.

[115] Coercion is not consent. Coercion is the practice of persuading someone to do something using force or threats. Some have suggested that there is no coercion in threatening a person with dismissal and withdrawing their ability to participate in society if that person does not have the COVID vaccine. However, nothing could be further from the truth.

[116] All COVID vaccines in Australia are only provisionally approved, and as such remain part of a clinical trial 21. This is not part of a conspiracy theory. It is a fact easily verifiable from the website of the TGA, Australia’s regulatory authority responsible for assessing and registering/approving all COVID vaccines before they can be used in Australia.

[117] The requirement for consent in this context is not new and should never be controversial. The Nuremburg Code (the Code), formulated in 1947 in response to Nazi doctors performing medical experiments on people during WWII, is one of the most important documents in the history of the ethics of medical research.

[118] The first principle of the Code is that “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential”. The Code goes on to say that “This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision….”

[119] Informed and freely given consent is at the heart of the Code and is rightly viewed as a protection of a person’s human rights.

[120] The United Nations, including through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, first proclaimed in 1948, has long recognised the right to bodily integrity.

[121] The Declaration of Helsinki (the Declaration), made in 1964 by the World Medical Association, is also a statement of ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects. Under the heading of “Informed Consent”, the Declaration starts with the acknowledgement that “Participation by individuals capable of giving informed consent as subjects in medical research must be voluntary”.

[122] Australia is a party to the seven core international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

[123] The Australian Human Right Commission Act 1986 (Cth) gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which provides in Article 7 that “…no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation”.

03/10/2021: The Constant Struggle – The Real Rukshan. He makes me proud to be an Australian, something that none of our Governments or public officials at the moment are able to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hU8b37W4f8&t=250s

 

The police behaviour yesterday (as usual) was deplortable: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=4292301777554457

 

03/10/2021: Where are you God? https://newatlas.com/biology/self-replicating-protocells-life-missing-link/

 

03/10/2021: “No society ever thrived because it has a large and growing class of parasites living off those who produce.” Thomas Sowell.

 

03/10/2021: Great religion: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/09/israel-muslim-murders-his-mother-because-she-converted-to-christianity

 

03/10/2021: Having instrumented bans on Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin Merck and Pfizer tweak the molecules slightly then reissue them as ‘cures’ so they can reap in the loot. How many millions died in the interim:  https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/covid19-world-updates-british-infection-rates-drop-as-kids-return-to-school-and-india-lifts-jab-ban/news-story/4ed3adc9a0eea9fb3f71212a81aae773 (PS Chemical name for Molnupiravir is  N4-hydroxycytidine)

 

Meanwhile: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/melbourne-clinics-busted-selling-ivermectin-as-covid-treatment/news-story/2696cc20cdbbbe4606d50ba60d9ea76e

 

03/10/2021: Australia is turning into a dystopian nightmare. Watch: https://t.me/realKarliBonne/42855

 

02/10/2021: Tucker on Oz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qf5l2nmWOY&t=726s

 

02/10/2021: Some pretty fair surgery 600 years ago (not by the Ottomans though): http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62355

 

02/10/2021: Now Government spending is ‘free’! Just how nuts is the ‘leader of the Free World’? https://pjmedia.com/columns/benshapiro/2021/09/29/no-government-spending-isnt-zero-cost-n1520427

 

02/10/2021: Your next car the Mercedes AA +? Maybe not: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/09/are-electric-vehicles-a-joke.php

 

02/10/2021: Feminism without women – your time is right: http://www.danielgreenfield.org/2021/09/feminism-without-women.html

 

01/10/2021: This is just tyranny and does nothing to disguise the fact that Andrews is already responsible for the deaths of 900 Victorians with Covid and will be responsible for untold many more because of his bans on cheap effective treatments. The man is a monster and must go – as Gladys has: https://www.rebelnews.com/daniel_andrews_announces_vaccine_mandate_for_all_authorised_workers

 

01/10/2021: What a great world record Orville. Look at him go: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/10/congratulations-100-year-old-orville-rogers-on-your-new-record-60m-sprint.html

 

01/10/2021: Good news for lunar explorers: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2291545-oxygen-and-water-for-lunar-explorers-can-be-extracted-from-moon-rocks/

 

01/10/2021: The ‘new’ Land Rover Defender: https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/watch-out-toyota-hilux-and-ford-ranger-2023-ineos-grenadier-4x4-dual-cab-ute-confirmed-for PS: The price of old Landies has been shooting up ever since production ceased. We are sitting on a goldmine here with four of them!

 

01/10/2021: Good on you Tony Abbott – Can we have you back as PM (soon) please? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/tony-abbott-calls-out-victorias-storm-trooper-police-tactics.html

 

01/10/2021: A big strike against compulsory vaccination today. Let’s see how the fascists move to suppress this. Meanwhile vaccination doesn’t seem to be working. All over the world (Think eg Israel) as vaccination percentages go up so do serious cases and deaths. Only in countries where they have implemented the Ivermectin protocol has this been reversed. I think it is absolutely wicked not to allow people a choice between vaccination or cheap safe plentiful medicines which have been around for 50+ years and taken by billions of people without ill effects: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/10/oct-1-strike-teachers-police-heathcare-firefighters-miners-airline-staff-truckies-to-protest-mandatory-vaccination/

 

Here again is India’s Ivermectin success story. Covid reduced by 99%+: https://www.thedesertreview.com/opinion/columnists/indias-ivermectin-blackout---part-v-the-secret-revealed/article_9a37d9a8-1fb2-11ec-a94b-47343582647b.html

 

30/09/2021: Four Horrible Months: I hinted some time back that we were having some difficulties but could not discuss it until now.The situation has at least partially resolved so at last I can. You might remember that back on 10th June we had a colossal storm (10” rain overnight) which amongst other things completely buried 100 metres of our (new) boundary fence. We had new neighbours on that side so naturally we approached them (on 11th) first with an offer to help out if they needed it and to inform them that the fence was lost and that we would need a new one before the sheep lambed in late July to prevent lamb losses from foxes (We have a vermin-proof boundary fence). As it was practically impossible to rebuild on the current boundary we offered to purchase a small portion of their land to create a new boundary which would not be destroyed by future floods. This is the fourth time this has happened to us with this boundary. No other solution was practicable. We offered to pay a very high per acre price for the acre of land and cover all fencing, surveying and planning costs. You would think any sensible person would jump at that instead of face half the ($20,000) cost of repairing the flood damage and rebuilding on the existing boundary which might be overwhelmed again the very next day! However, we are not dealing with ‘normal’ people. Instead of agreeing to that they both hit me with an IVO even though I had neither said nor done anything untoward (neither did they allege I had) – and Della was always with me. This was just a way of their getting out of paying for or resolving the fence ‘dispute’ but of course it also meant we could not discuss what was going on. After many thousands of dollars of lawyer’s fees (which would have paid for the fence) plus court cases and DSCV ‘mediation’ they agreed to withdraw the IVOs and accept our fencing offer (though we fear they are getting set to resile from it again even as I speak). Of course the police cancelled my firearms licence and confiscated all our firearms (because of the IVO – thank Rosie Batty for that) so that even Della was not able to shoot a fox with them. So there has been no hunting for either of us this winter – and foxes/exposure (caused by the ‘downed fence) have destroyed nearly twenty lambs (also more then the cost of the fence). The good news is that today Vicpol have finally returned my firearms licences so that I may be able to get a hunting trip in before the weather gets too hot. To tell the truth I rarely shoot a deer any more though I still really enjoy getting out in the bush and seeing them. I mostly carry the gun for protection from wild dogs which have become quite dangerous in our High Country.

 

30/09/2021: 1438 new cases today, (Well done Dan!) “There were also another seven deaths – all from Melbourne’s Covid-hit northern suburbs. They included two women in their 80s, a man in his 80s, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 50s – all from Hume. Two other women – in their 80s and 90s – were from Whittlesea.” I note they are no longer telling us the percentage of these folk who were vaccinated but I think we can presume two things: they likely were, and their average age at death (over 80 anyway) was greater than the average age at death: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/change-to-pfizer-doses-bring-earlier-end-to-lockdown/news-story/58e01bc606697b5e527932022b280419

 

30/09/2021: Relativism: Multiculturalism maintains that all cultures are equally valid and that all should be allowed to flourish amongst us (presumably no matter how repugnant they are to the majority of us, to common decency, to the common law & etc). ‘Multiculturalism’ though, is itself a ‘culture’, which has no more ‘validity’ than any other – so why should it take precedence? I sense an infinite regress in their argument right there. The true fallacy of any ‘relativism’ though is that it is impossible to define anything exclusively ‘in relation to’ something else. There has to be a timeless quality against which such ‘relations’ can be measured, (eg ‘Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the world,’ as Archimedes of Syracuse said in his formulation of the principles of mechanics). ‘O no; it is an ever-fixed mark, That looks on tempests, and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.’ (Shakespeare Sonnet 116) It is these ‘timeless’ values which ‘civilised society has ever been at pains to define eg in the American Declaration of Independence, viz: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness’. Similarly, British society has ever striven to define the natures of ‘good’, ‘duty’, etc in the Law and in public morals. If we cast aside the history and contribution of the English speaking peoples, we abandon ourselves to the chaos of relativism, to multiculturalism at our extreme peril…( Hosea 8:7: ‘they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind’)

 

30/09/2021: A shirt we all need: https://www.amazon.com/Think-While-Womens-Cotton-T-Shirt/dp/B072MPJ94B/ref=sr_1_16?dchild=1&keywords=think+while+it%27s+still+legal+tshirt&qid=1632871467&sr=8-16

 

30/09/2021: What a great torch. Must get one of these:  https://countycomm.com/products/ra-18650-right-angle-flood-flashlight-by-maratac?utm_source=AV_All_Users&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AV_EMAIL%20-%20New%20Product%20FULL%209%2F29%20%28WHVkig%29&_kx=OXzQrt-IPEH7582zs4GtQqSMB7ovo6CosVZ3Em78pLRr00IogjSRt_1QwtkdMEYc.TN7xPM Or one of these: https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/hc33

 

30/09/2021: Interesting links at AstralCodex. I particularly liked #9 the AI Movie Posters: https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/links-for-september

 

30/09/2021: What’s happening at Chernobyl: https://historyofyesterday.com/chernobyls-blown-up-reactor-4-just-woke-up-74bedd5fc92d

 

29/09/2021: Della will want one of these, but where to put it: https://www.artkunight.com/products/wooden-kinetic-hummingbird-sculpture

 

 

 

29/09/2021: Instead of ready access to Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine betadine etc we have this. Where did our freedom go?

 

Now they want to ban Betadine. Get your supply in and a puffer bottle before this happens and before Covid hits you. Yesterday 6 out of the 7 deaths in NSW were vaccinated folk: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-move-over-ivermectin-the-media-is-now-attacking-effective-nasal-sprays-used-against-covid

 

29/09/2021: What sort of energy future are we rushing towards : https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/greens-russia-renewables-industry-forces-uk-government-to-go-nuclear/ & https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/26/new-documentary-reveals-how-corrupt-and-destructive-green-energies-are-this-is-a-broken-system/

 

29/09/2021: Arizona Audit Continued: 57,000 completely fake votes plus 86,00 Unidentified Voters: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/not-making-headlines-az-audit-not-find-identity-86391-voters-dont-appear-exist-73-8-democrat-no-party-affiliation/ & hundreds of thousands of votes had no ‘chain of custody’: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/breaking-exclusive-huge-despite-tens-thousands-issues-already-identified-arizona-audit-likely-hundreds-thousands-ballots-no-legally-required-chain-custody-documentation/ in a single county in a state where Biden ‘won’ by 10,000 votes. This fraudulent election must be overturned. How can the ‘greatest democracy in the world’ have an election ‘system’ like this?

 

29/09/2021: Watch Morrison bull on about human rights at the UN while Australia burns. Youtube even found this offensive. Of such is the New World Order made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoIPToh-i3k

 

28/09/2021: More about the myth that ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’. Stalin. Today we are focusing on Xi and communist China and forgetting all about Islam. There are awful parallels here: https://lawliberty.org/book-review/a-hollow-victory-in-the-good-war/

 

28/09/2021: Watch Neil Oliver: “Government leaders are frightened of their own people - and there's a lot of us…Never…has so much been taken from so many by so few…Hold the line”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfvOOY0SbyA

 

28/09/2021: What do you think of these Melbourne protesters now? Good on you nurses: https://www.rebelnews.com/police_move_in_to_force_health_workers_out_of_protesting_in_melbourne

 

27/09/2021: When You Thought You Had Everything - Hand-Carved Balinese Skulls: https://skullbliss.com/blogs/news/5-reasons-why-everyone-falls-in-love-with-skull-bliss-carved-animal-skulls?utm_campaign=1%20-%20TOF%20-%20WW%20-%20Conversions%20-%20PO&utm_content=5%20Resons%20why%20Post%20-%20Single%20-%20Vintage%20Mandala%20-%20LP5%20-%20Copy&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=WW%20TOP%20-%20Frequent%20international%20travelers%3Eskull%2C%20skeleton%20%20exp.%20int.%20-%20LC%20-%20PO

 

27/09/2021: The Invention of Gunpowder – an interesting read: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/medieval-gunpowder-0015865 Soon no doubt you will need a security clearance to read such stuff.

 

27/09/2021: London protests like we used to be able to. I want my freedoms back: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/london-bobbies-didnt-get-the-gestapo-memo.html

 

27/09/2021: Alfred Hitchcock – there has been no-one quite like him since. You can still watch hs films again and again with enjoyment, and I do. Cinematographers today mostly need to learn how to tell a story. Here’s some thoughts about his greatness, “Along with suspense, horror, and romance, Hitchcock movies depict cinematically another basic human sentiment, and do so better than any other filmmaker has done: anxiety. Donat in The 39 Steps, Grant in North by Northwest, James Stewart and Doris Day in the remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much, and other characters in Hitchcock movies find themselves in a world whose physical features are familiar but in which they are buffeted by sinister forces that they do not understand and cannot control. Their world has suddenly and unexpectedly become both baffling and frightening. They have, somehow, to navigate their way to safety in a threatening environment” : https://www.americanpurpose.com/articles/the-inescapable-alfred-hitchcock/

 

26/09/2021: The Human Story Gets Older and Older – and clearly these early folks had serious ocean navigation skills: https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/fossil-footprints-show-humans-north-america-21000-years-ago-rcna2169

 

26/09/2021: Massive Fraud in Arizona – in just one county auditors have identified it equaled seven times Biden’s ‘winning’ margin for the whole state – this election and its illegitimate government must be overturned. NB This is before auditors examine the corrupt Dominion machines: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/reasons-decertify-az-70000-ballots-duplicated-material-issues-7-times-bidens-margin-victory-devices-missing-data-deleted-criminal-activities-referred-authorities/

 

26/09/2021: The Draconian actions of our police are being called out by foreign media (even Fox News) but here the censorship remains firm – but no Australian police force should be permitted to behave like this: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/remember-health-australias-covid-gestapo-grabbing-people-seemingly-random-beating-submission-hauling-away-outside-homes-video/ & https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/09/22/melbourne-australia-police-and-riot-squads-fire-upon-peaceful-protestors-while-media-frame-covid-anti-lockdown-protests-as-domestic-extremists/

 

26/09/2021: ‘O’Looney’ is a terrible name for someone who may be a conspiracy theorist or a canary. We shall see. But if half of what he says is true we should be seriously worried: https://www.redvoicemedia.com/2021/09/funeral-director-mass-vaccine-deaths-child-danger-covid-camps-genocide-planned/

 

25/09/2021: Off-Road Power Board: https://newatlas.com/outdoors/ungoverned-powerboard-electric-vendetta/

 

25/09/2021: When the most exciting object you have ever encountered is a ‘mummified’ a hazelnut cake: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62298

 

25/09/2021: Men Who Have No Future – a Frightening Development: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/no-kids-climate-change-and-sustainability-fears-drive-more-young-men-than-ever-to-get-a-vasectomy/ For comparison think on this, “We know that every generation in the past has faced tremendous adversity, yet found life ultimately to be worth living — which is why they had children. If our own ancestors had surrendered in the face of suffering and chaos, we wouldn’t be here: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/generation-greta-too-afraid-to-live-ryan-meeks-religion-orthodoxy-climate-change/

 

25/09/2021: Those who are ‘down’ on the ‘tradie’ protests are just wrong and the police are doubly wrong in their ‘handling’ of them. I suspect that the whole ‘lockdown’ thing was always illegal and/or unconstitutional. Anyway governments around Australia (probably the worst) and elsewhere have trashed long respected legal principles and cherished freedoms: freedom of movement, freedom of association, free speech, freedom from arbitrary arrest and/or incarceration, freedom to deny medical treatment/experimentation on ones’s body, freedom to work and earn an income…  https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/steve-price-victoria-has-seen-worse-protests-than-that-of-cfmeu-construction-workers/news-story/2ee5f5e912aa3e52cde6758187836e6c & https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/victorias-construction-worker-protests-triggered-media-spin-while-the-abc-pushed-conspiracies/news-story/ef0ed75509d4f30f9c7ea6f5ecf70bb5 & Another view: https://www.facebook.com/therealrukshan

 

I now understand why people feel we should defund the police: https://twitter.com/_evelynrae/status/1441300813142380546?s=19

 

Here is another example: Police simply cannot be allowed to behave like this: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/disturbing-video-from-australia/

 

25/09/2021: The Arizona Audit is at last being released today. It is showing massive voter fraud perhaps ten times the margin needed to overturn the election which will be overturned in that state and charges laid. Wisconsin is next. Then the dominoes will fall: Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan…and Biden/Harris in a cascade will be gone. 2022 will see the return of the legitimate winner, President Trump and the Republican Party: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

 

24/09/2021: Top 10 Totally Rad Animals God Should Have Created: https://babylonbee.com/news/top-10-totally-rad-animal-ideas-god-should-have-created

 

24/09/2021:

 

 

24/09/2021: On Civil Disobedience: What you should do when you live under a despotic government: https://spectator.com.au/2021/09/what-to-do-when-you-live-under-a-despotic-government/

 

I Tips Me Hat to Bernie Finn, the one Liberal willing to stand up to Dictator Dan and his fascist Police: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/colleagues-rebuke-liberal-mp-after-critical-police-tweet/news-story/16ff519beea628e879a3ebf36ac365e2

 

Romania appears to have successfully resisted the Covid tyranny: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/romania-shuts-down-government-vaccine-centers/

 

24/09/2021: The National Curriculum underlines what an awful crisis Australian ‘education’ is in. Forget your children learning about ‘the best that has been thought and said’ anything of any level of difficulty such as maths, science or grammar, or anything practical like how to bake a cake or hammer a nail: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/09/the-literature-syllabus-descends-into-disaster-raymond-burns/

 

24/09/2021: Police State: This exteme police violence has to stop. I for one no longer respect the police. There are millions like me. This is a serious problem: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/real-rukshans-compelling-video-of-the-yippee-shoot-at-the-shrine-yesterday.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/reasonable-force-victoria-police.html https://www.rebelnews.com/police_deploy_counter-terror_squad_on_construction_workers_in_melbourne

 

23/09/2021: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: A 676 km Long Cave: https://www.sciencealert.com/explores-have-mapped-even-more-hidden-passages-in-the-mammoth-cave-system

 

23/09/2021: Jericho was apparently destroyed by a meteor – maybe we do need to boost our space defences after all, a la the Bruce Willis movie ‘Armageddon’ (1998): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/21/bronze-age-city-destroyed-by-bolide/

 

23/09/2021: Why people protest (and ultimately why they overthrow unjust governments) because ‘human rights’ are not worth the paper they are written on, but here they are just in case you had forgotten: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/some-extracts-from-victorias-charter-of-human-rights-act-makes-you-wonder-why-they-bothered.html Here is a different list: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/far-left-liberty-victoria-opposes-liberty-to-stand-with-dan-.html

 

23/09/2021: What a hypocrite Patton is. How different from upright Vicpol leaders of the past such as Kel Glare: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/vic-police-chief-patton-we-dont-get-to-pick-and-choose-what-laws-we-enforce.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/open-letter-to-the-victorian-government-from-former-police-chief-kel-glare.html

 

23/09/2021: The Left just wants people dead. Why not? They have murdered hundreds of millions already. The ban on e-cigarettes is exactly the same as the ban on ivermectin: https://reason.com/2021/09/22/bureaucrats-and-politicians-seem-determined-to-cripple-a-lifesaving-alternative-to-smoking/

 

But there is hope: https://fee.org/articles/4-ways-americans-are-fighting-back-against-anti-science-covid-restrictions/ 

 

22/09/2021: Menagerie Manor : (Della): Home is often a bit of a ‘menagerie manor’ during lambing, but this little fellow takes the cake. Born prematurely to a maiden ewe a couple of weeks ago, we rescued him from a mud puddle next to his expired twin and brought him inside to see if we could save him with warmth and milk. We have tried, with limited success, to get him feeding off his mother, and thought they were getting somewhere until the ewe managed to stomp on him and break his leg a couple of days ago. Now he is hobbling about with a splint but hasn’t lost any of his sparkling little personality,  preferring to leap (3-leggedly) out of his box next to the fire and cuddle up on a lap. We have been telling him that he will need to learn to be a paddock sheep, but he just nuzzles our hands and settles down for a nap.

 

 

22/09/2021: 9:18 am Big Earthquake at Jeeralang Junction Just Now. Everything OK.

 

22/09/2021: Everyone loves a puppy: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/puppy-held-hostage-for-three-days-by-wild-monkey/

 

22/09/2021: The Moon is Made of Green Helium 3: https://www.space.com/china-moon-rocks-as-fusion-energy-source

 

22/09/2021: Second thoughts about nuclear subs: Whilst they are an immense improvement over the 12 diesel subs (by 2050), 8 nuclear (beginning in 2040) are also  too little too late: We need this type of defence now – yesterday actually, and probably more than that. The Chinese might not wait – on the other hand they may fall on their own swords before it is too late: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/tony-abbott-on-the-aukus-pact-and-nuclear-submarine-deal.html If we can get our hands straight away on some second-hand Los Angeles class nuclear subs the US Navy is currently retiring that might close the gap.

Now Lloyd’s is now woke enough to call ships ‘it’: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/why-do-ships-have-a-gender

22/09/2021: Let’s be frank.  If a vaccine does not prevent infection or transmission, there is no scientific basis for a vaccine, and further: “It is a point of fact that countries with the highest vaccination levels, such as Israel and Iceland, are spiralling into a future of increased Covid case numbers and waning vaccine efficiency propped up by booster shots of questionable safety. 

Meanwhile, the CDC has finally acknowledged that natural exposure to Covid results in an immune response up to eleven times higher than vaccination due to the broad spectrum response to the full viral profile. It is no surprise that Sweden’s data, a country with one of the highest natural exposure levels, shows Covid numbers flat-lining as its citizens become an impenetrable wall presenting herd immunity. 

The question then becomes, did we make a mistake by attempting mass vaccination with a rushed and woefully inefficient vaccine that has put evolutionary pressure on the virus to mutate? 

Young, healthy people with an infinitesimal risk of death from Covid would have presented the perfect buffer to stop transmission if we had reserved our vaccines for the old, frail, and high-risk patients” : https://spectator.com.au/2021/09/passport-to-hell/ This woman is very, very clever.

 

And Again – Dr Ted Noel gives the real gen on why vaccines don’t work: https://richardsonpost.com/ted-noel-md/23566/why-covid-vaccines-are-a-really-bad-idea/

 

21/09/2021: Matthew Guy, Now is Your Hour. Get out and join the people fighting Andrews’ fascist dictatorship: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/protesters-vow-to-return-after-construction-workers-antivaccine-protest-at-cfmeu-hq-turns-violent/news-story/292e8ef0849c7d54d551951f60315b44 & https://www.rebelnews.com/live_construction_workers_stage_freedom_protest_in_melbourne

 

21/09/2021:

 

 

21/09/2021: Some good news for once. I need a new knee soon – hope the docs are on top of this by then: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-antimicrobial-coating-orthopedic-implants-dangerous.html

 

21/09/2021: Give the mainstream the flick: https://www.rebelnews.com/news

 

21/09/2021: Well Said Neil Oliver: https://www.rebelnews.com/neil_oliver_upcoming_months_will_determine_britain_country_gb_news

 

21/09/2021: Might be a good idea to catch up with Sharri Markson’s doco: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/sars-2-when-did-intelligence-agencies-know-it-was-almost-certainly-a-lab-leak/

 

Meanwhile, Has everyone forgotten about Sweden? https://richardsonpost.com/im-unmasked/23507/why-does-no-one-ever-talk-about-sweden-anymore/

 

 

 

20/09/2021:Vicpol is out of Control - Watch them deliberately knock over an elderly woman breaking her hip and pepper spraying her in the face whilst she was exercising her democratic right to protest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSJr2Ijh2ws

 

This is the cowardly ‘officer’ who perpetrated this outrage: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/shock-video-nazi-australian-cop-knocks-down-elderly-woman-breaks-her-hip-then-pepper-sprays-her-directly-in-the-face/

 

20/09/2021:

 

20/09/2021: If no-one comes from the future to stop you doing it then how bad can it be? Robert Heinlein.

 

20/09/2021: If the earth has been warming, why has Antarctica been cooling – or (surely not) has ‘global warming’ been just a massive fraud: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/17/surprising-and-statistically-significant-cooling-trend-over-entire-continental-antarctica/

 

20/09/2021: The Red Pill: “The CDC has cautioned Americans against taking the red pill, as it can lead to severe side effects such as "realizing the truth about the way our society is manipulated by the elites" and "spending all your time on YouTube watching Jordan Peterson videos." https://babylonbee.com/news/cdc-cautions-against-taking-the-red-pill

 

20/09/2021: Trudeau dealing with "those who still resist" – hopefully he is tossed out tomorrow: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/trudeau-dealing-with-those-who-still-resist.html

19/09/2021: A Reminder: Sir Robert Peel’s principle of policing:

1. To prevent crime and disorder, as an alternative to their repression by military force and severity of legal punishment.

2. To recognise always that the power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behavior, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.

3. To recognise always that to secure and maintain the respect and approval of the public means also the securing of the willing cooperation of the public in the task of securing observance of laws.

4. To recognise always that the extent to which the cooperation of the public can be secured diminishes proportionately the necessity of the use of physical force and compulsion for achieving police objectives.

5. To seek and preserve public favor, not by pandering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to law, in complete independence of policy, and without regard to the justice or injustice of the substance of individual laws, by ready offering of individual service and friendship to all members of the public without regard to their wealth or social standing, by ready exercise of courtesy and friendly good humor, and by ready offering of individual sacrifice in protecting and preserving life.

6. To use physical force only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient to obtain public cooperation to an extent necessary to secure observance of law or to restore order, and to use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.

7. To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

8. To recognise always the need for strict adherence to police-executive functions, and to refrain from even seeming to usurp the powers of the judiciary of avenging individuals or the State, and of authoritatively judging guilt and punishing the guilty.

9. To recognise always that the test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.

19/09/2021: Just a Taste of George Mackay Brown the Shakespeare of the Orkneys:

 

The Road Home

 

As I came home from Kirkwall

The ships were on the tide:

I saw the kirk of Magnus

Down by the water side:

The blesséd brave Saint Magnus

Who bowed his head and died.

His shining life was shorn away,

His kirk endureth to this day.

As I came home from Kirkwall

The ships were on the tide.

 

As I came home from Birsay

A sower, all in tatters,

Strode, scattering the seed, immense

Against the sunset bars,

And through his fingers, with the night,

Streamed all the silver stars.

I watched him (leaning on a gate)

Scatter the glowing seeds of fate:

As I came home from Birsay

Against the sunset bars.

 

As I came home from Sandwick

A star was in the sky.

The northern lights above the hill

Were streaming broad and high.

The tinkers lit their glimmering fires,

Their tents were pitched close by.

But the city of the vanished race

Lay dark and silent in that place.

As I came home from Sandwick

A star was in the sky.

 

19/09/2021: Interesting Idea: Purple Paint Law=Private Property No Trespassing. No Hunting. No Fishing etc. Enacted in: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas…An interesting idea for a law. No Trespassing signs often are vandalized or blow away. Painting purple on trees and fence posts is more permanent giving those trespassing no excuse.

 

19/09/2021: I think this is a fair comment on the protests. Allowing CFMEU but blocking anti-lockdown protests is bound to provoke trouble: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/insightful-comment-about-victoria-police-state-tactics-from-our-reader-ceres.html You can see it in the video: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/melbourne-protests-turn-violent/

19/09/2021: Do vaccines ever ‘cause’ problems? Actually, Yes: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/2017_dengue_vaccine_controversy_in_the_Philippines & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mass-vaccination-promotes-viral-evolution-towards-more-infectious-variants/

Remember the Sars Vaccine Disaster of 2009-10: The John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center puts it this way. “A typical vaccine development timeline takes 5 to 10 years, and sometimes longer, to assess whether the vaccine is safe and efficacious in clinical trials, complete the regulatory approval processes, and manufacture sufficient quantity of vaccine doses for widespread distribution”. https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/public-health/2021/09/trust-the-science-almost-always/

The FDA hearings are worrisome too: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/bombshell-testimony-from-doctors-at-fda-vaccine-booster-hearing/

18/09/2021: More than 90 years after starting, Maine's oldest lobster harvester is still doing it at age 101: https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/101-shes-hauling-lobsters-plans-stop-80051138

 

18/09/2021: The Ignoble Prizes - Boldly Going Where Others Fear to Tread, “The research experimentally demonstrated a sexual orgasm is more effective at clearing nasal pathways than a decongestant” https://newatlas.com/science/rhinos-sexual-decongestants-2021-ig-nobel-prizes/

18/09/2021: Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0807014273/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0807014273&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=ec77f79f436f10db3c27ea1cc02a8bb2&asin=0807014273&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1 Also available at PirateBay.

18/09/2021: Not so human after all: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/human-papillomavirus-0015814

In contrast to an ineffective and dangerous vaccine Ivermectin obliterates 97 percent of Delhi cases: https://www.thedesertreview.com/news/national/ivermectin-obliterates-97-percent-of-delhi-cases/article_6a3be6b2-c31f-11eb-836d-2722d2325a08.html

 

17/09/2021: Compulsory Gun Ownership: ‘Deconstruction’ is an ‘intellectual phenomenon which ‘informs’ almost all Leftist ‘thought’ in this country (and others). It is the ‘intellectual’ heir of Hegelianism and Marxism, and ultimately traces its roots to Plato’s ‘sophists’ (Those whose task was ‘to make the worst appear the better reason’ as Socrates puts it). It is in my view the Greatest evil of the modern age: its every intent is to invert everything, to turn good into evil, evil into good & etc…to destroy every tradition, every established truth - and replace it with its own perverted creeds. Every ‘issue’ it battens upon becomes weirdly distorted. It attacks time-tested traditional views, describing them as the ‘orthodoxy’, shortening the phrase to the ‘doxy’, so as to conflate them with a common word for a cheap prostitute, and thereby further debase them. It does not take them on intellectually; it just seeks to bury those views as somehow ‘no longer fashionable’. For example: hunting has been seen as a good for the majority of time and for the vast majority of people alive today or who have ever lived. (You can substitute for the word, ‘hunting’ in the previous sentence other long recognised ‘goods’, eg: ‘self-defence’, ‘marriage’, ‘honesty’, ‘thrift’, ‘honour’, ‘truth’, ‘patriotism’…you get the point!) Today, the ‘deconstructionists’ in the guise of ‘Greens’, ‘Animal Liberationists’, ‘vegetarians’, ‘Whole Earthers’…want us to perceive hunting as generally evil, cruel, unnecessary, unwholesome, barbaric…It is a strange and monstrous inversion of values. Most people who have ever lived have valued hunting highly, not only the many wholesome skills involved but the ethos of providing for oneself and one’s family, independence, oneness with nature, the continuity of a tradition and a sense of belonging in a tradition of one’s forebears. Then there is self-defence. I believe most people actually believe that you (ought to) have a right to defend yourself (if necessary with deadly force). From circa the  C13th to the early C20th you were able (or, it was normal; I won’t say ‘allowed’) to carry a ‘handgun’ or pistol for this purpose and many (most) people did. Crimes against the person rose by 2000% when this ‘right’ was revoked around the time of WW1 (in Australia). Government does not make us safe. Government has murdered more people than anything else. We need to have something to make us safe from Government. Only if the people are armed is there any chance of this. In a democracy rule is supposed to be by ‘We, the People’. The Government is not the People nor should it try to set up laws to control the People. Criminalising some behaviour is always a fraught notion, criminalising the People itself is an enormous over-reach. Government in this (most countries) has long since over-reached itself in this regard. We need to enshrine gun ownership for self defence (and also national defence) in our constitution and indeed to make it an obligation of citizenship which has few exceptions (enemies of the state, the criminally insane, hardened criminals terrorists. Pacifists  etc).

17/09/2021: The West must not be allowed to fail. Its value to humanity is too great. A Really Important Essay by Kevin Donnelly: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/09/you-dont-win-if-you-dont-fight/

17/09/2021: More News about how India beat Covid (cheaply): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/uttar-pradesh-india-wipes-out-covid-with-ivermectin/

Good Lord: 30,305 people died within 21 days of having a Covid-19 Vaccine in England during the first 6 months of 2021 according to ONS data “The reason people have been requesting to know the number of people to have died within 28 days of having a Covid-19 vaccine is because these are the exact same parameters that have been used to count alleged Covid-19 deaths for the majority of the alleged pandemic. Deaths are counted as Covid-19 if they occur within 28 days of a positive test” https://theexpose.uk/2021/09/15/30k-people-died-within-21-days-of-having-a-covid-19-vaccine-in-england/ India’s Ivermectin stategy is obviously preferable.

17/09/2021: Personal Carbon Allowances – this is what the communists amongst us will be imposing next: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/09/10/delingpole-personal-carbon-allowances-your-next-stop-on-the-road-to-global-tyranny/

16/09/2021: Don’t rush out and start eating sticky tape by the handful but this looks promising: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-fountain-youth-ageing-stem-cells.html

Making haste slowly on aging: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-protein-reverses-aging-skeletal-muscle.html

16/09/2021: Nuclear Subs at Last – Well Done Scott. Now we may have a chance of national survival: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/major-policy-flip-from-australia-out-with-french-diesel-subs-and-in-with-nuclear-ones/

16/09/2021: God Wondering What On Earth This Televangelist Speaking In Tongues Is Saying. Unfortunately all religious drivel is of the selfsame quality. Long since time all religion was banned/binned. “According to sources, the Almighty is still waiting patiently for Copland to talk to him in plain English and confess his sins” https://babylonbee.com/news/god-wondering-what-on-earth-this-televangelist-speaking-in-tongues-is-saying

16/09/2021: The unmistakable Ivermectin miracle in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh –yet our FDA is banning its use: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-the-unmistakable-ivermectin-miracle-in-the-indian-state-of-uttar-pradesh & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/huge-uttar-pradesh-india-announces-state-covid-19-free-proving-effectiveness-deworming-drug-ivermectin/

Big Government: “you shall die of Covid and nothing but Covid”. First they banned Hydroxychloroquine, now they are banning Ivermectin too: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/tga-bans-largely-safe-drug-because-people-might-not-get-vaxed/

15/09/2021:

15/09/2021: AOC wearing a ‘Tax the Rich’ dress to a $30,00 per head party – am I alone in remembering when Leonard Breznhev’s mother asked him (in similar circumstances), “What if the communists should ever come back?” https://babylonbee.com/news/aoc-selling-tax-the-rich-caviar-for-just-10000-a-can

15/09/2021: We “spent more on taxes in 2020 than they did on food, clothing, healthcare and entertainment combined” Government’ is so out of control and must urgently be reined in eg reducing it by 10% per annum until it finally disappears. There is no way I would want to spend more on Government than I do on food! https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/terence-p-jeffrey/americans-spent-more-taxes-2020-food-clothing-healthcare-and

15/09/2021: Climate freaks make it up as they go along, “The real danger in modern Australia is that the nation is sinking under the weight of 2 billion fossilized beaks”: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/nine-oclock-horror-climate-change-causes-shape-shifting-animals/

15/09/2021: Sarah Hanson Young (and the ABC) are such garbage. Both should at very least cease to receive Government funding after this latest vile canard: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/genius-researcher-with-the-video-evidence-of-shy-abcs-false-accusation-against-cory-bernardi.html

15/09/2021: Of course you get headlines like this when the TGA decides it will ban Ivermectin, the best proven treatment: “I’m scared to get vaccinated because apparently it makes you more prone to get covid from the unvaccinated”; “They are using Ivermectin on the Vaxxed in Australian hospitals to make it appear like the jab works.” https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/tga-bans-largely-safe-drug-because-people-might-not-get-vaxed/

Lies, damned Lies and – What do those hospitalisation figures actually mean: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/09/covid-hospitalization-numbers-can-be-misleading/620062/

14/09/2021: Your Papers Please:

14/09/2021: Why Australian coal is better: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/if-co2-mattered-the-un-would-prefer-australian-coal/

14/09/2021: Of course it is true - Biden's Decisions Will Force U.S. Back to Afghanistan. There will be another 9/11 within a year: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ari-j-kaufman/2021/09/07/the-threat-will-be-so-large-lindsey-graham-says-bidens-decisions-will-force-u-s-back-to-afghanistan-n1476714

14/09/2021: Denmark ends the farce. Hopefully other nations will soon join. Remember Sweden never joined in: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/denmark-lifts-covid-restrictions-including-requirement-people-show-proof-vaccination-virus-no-longer-considered-socially-critical-disease/

13/09/2021: Incredible People – Sophie Scholl: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57008360

13/09/2021: Ultimately the Left don’t just want to censor you or cancel your bank account; they want you dead, just like the hundreds of millions they have killed already: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/09/02/the-left-doesnt-just-want-to-censure-you-on-social-media-they-also-want-to-close-your-bank-accounts/

13/09/2021: Dan intends the most Draconian gun laws in the world and with no excuse – there is nothing licenced firearms owners have done to warrant this. The worst thing is ti removes all normal legal process ie an alleged offence, a charge, a trial, a right of appeal etc. Everything is simply in the arbitrary power of a faceless policeman:: https://www.nationalshooting.org.au/victorian-shooters-to-face-10-year-gun-bans-for-stepping-out-of-line/?mc_cid=22a6fe633e

13/09/2021: Sydney says ‘Enough’: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/photo-from-north-bondi-rsl-taken-1145am-today-order-collapsing.html

12/09/2021: Hang Gliding With a Flock of Wild Geese: https://twitter.com/i/status/1436504348637507587

12/09/2021: Matthew Guy is a dunce: Bring back Jeff Kennett and Tony Abbott too please. So fed up with these so-called Conservatives or ‘watermelons’. Stand for something guys! https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/victorias-lame-liberal-leader-tells-the-abc-hes-up-for-vaccine-passports-and-mandatory-vaccination.html

12/09/2021: Texas suggests it should be illegal to kill human beings who have a heartbeat but (some) women still cry out that the State may not make laws governing their bodies - unless it is about Covid of course: https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/09/beware-the-texas-abortion-law/

12/09/2021: The Falling Man – but over 200 people jumped to their deaths from the Twin Towers. Sadly because of Biden’s Afghan debacle there will be further such tragedies all over the world: https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a48031/the-falling-man-tom-junod/ Mind you the British gave him ‘pointers’ on how not to quit Kabul back in  1842: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1842_retreat_from_Kabul

12/09/2021: How Biden celebrated 9/11:

11/09/2021: Meanwhile, the farting world records. Just to get you started, “the longest fart ever is over two and a half minutes long. And the loudest fart blasted over 190 decibels—a vehicle siren is only around 120 decibels—by someone else named Alvin Meshits” (sic)  https://recordsetter.com/farting-world-records

11/09/2021: So many things in this video ought not to be happening in this country: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/horribly-confronting-video-of-apparently-dying-man-handcuffed-by-nsw-police.html

11/09/2021: Long past time someone called out these ‘reef nutters’. Yes, not so long ago when you could walk to Tasmania, the Great Barrier Reef did not exist. Just a few years ago Della and I walked around Green Island. We noticed coral deposits well above the high tide point there indicating that sea level has been falling there recently: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/08/the-madness-of-john-pandolfi-and-michelle-gunn/

11/09/2021: The lefties are quite mad with their bans on ‘native’ logging. First Andrews and now McGowan in WA. It is apparently fine to burn all such forests down completely episodically killing everything in them but not to ‘use’ them for any purpose whatsoever. : https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-08/logging-of-wa-native-forests-to-be-banned-in-state-budget-plan/100443070

11/09/2021: What kinds of weird experiments have these people been carrying out. Why even is communist China toying with these bioweapons: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/bizarre-early-samples-from-wuhan-patients-also-have-bits-of-influenza-nipah-leukemia-hiv/ Maybe the awful regimes days are numbered: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/exclusive-beginning-chinas-economic-collapse-largest-issuer-chinas-commercial-paper-evergrande-facing-bankruptcy-entire-world-economy-likely-impacted/

10/09/2021: Let’s do some maths. Government have now (very belatedly) released some data on who died (866 – average age 87) of Covid in Oz (of the 28,500 who contracted it ie = 3%) and why, ie some other major ‘cause” of death including dementia 29%, chronic heart disease 24%, diabetes 13%, hypertension 11% and chronic respiratory disease 11% = 88% in total. No doubt some of the other 12% had underlying health conditions which would also have killed them anyway (including morbid obesity for example). Does anyone seriously believe that these people could have been ‘saved’ or that those (such) who did not die from covid are still alive? Or that it matters at an average age at death of 87 – several years greater than the ‘normal’ average age of death? It is claimed we have ‘saved’ an additional 12,900 people with all our reckless spending and downright tyranny. But what about the cost?  It is actually many millions per ‘life’ saved and clearly billions if we think in terms of years of life saved – or ‘lifetimes’ saved. (The average per capita debt as a result of this is nearly $40,000). As I said at the beginning of this ‘pandemic’ – and many times since - this was zany irresponsible over-reach. Practically nothing should have been done to save my life (I am in the ‘vulnerable’ age group) other than making sure my Vitamin D and Zinc levels were up to scratch and that I received the ‘cures’ (Hydroxychloroquine, Ivomec etc) as soon as I came into contact with it (both of which things we had to do ourselves against some government resistance to tell the truth). Such sensible measures would have cost perhaps $100 per life ‘saved’ – and we would still have a country. Let’s not waste a single dollar more or a single extra day on this covid nonsense:  https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/stark-toll-of-pandemic-on-nations-health/news-story/90f174db72a75e98cdbcecdc422494cc

10/09/2021:

10/09/2021: So many good things about this photo I had to share it: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=397035308448619&set=a.205848817567270

10/09/2021: Professors in America and the U.K. fight back against the cancellation of Geoffrey Chaucer: https://www.thecollegefix.com/professors-in-america-and-the-u-k-fight-back-against-the-cancellation-of-geoffrey-chaucer/

10/09/2021: Eat Your Fishies Folks - Stable memory test scores for Alzheimer's patients with omega-3 intake: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-stable-memory-scores-alzheimer-patients.html

10/09/2021: How socialist economics works - FDR’s policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate: https://www.ff.org/fdrs-policies-prolonged-depression-by-7-years-ucla-economists-calculate/

10/09/2021: First they came for the billionaires: https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/internet/china-erases-billionaire-actress-zhao-wei-from-history/news-story/94100f6569377078cfeee411f5fc3538

09/09/2021: Anarchists!

09/09/2021: “Eighty percent of success is showing up”. Woody Allen. That’s right folks. The most important thing you do every day is getting off you’re a—e.

09/09/2021: A seriously important book about an awful development: “American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going “on strike.” They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates…As Men on Strike demonstrates, men aren’t dropping out because they are stuck in arrested development. They are instead acting rationally in response to the lack of incentives society offers them to be responsible fathers, husbands and providers. In addition, men are going on strike, either consciously or unconsciously, because they do not want to be injured by the myriad of laws, attitudes and hostility against them for the crime of happening to be male in the twenty-first century. Men are starting to fight back against the backlash. Men on Strike explains their battle cry” https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OFK22Y8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00OFK22Y8&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=544c9139de7d1f34cf08e64a8c26a72a  An example, “At the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5% of college students, an all-time high, and men 40.5%, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit research group. U.S. colleges and universities had 1.5 million fewer students compared with five years ago, and men accounted for 71% of the decline” Wall Street Journal – what’s next – positive discrimination/affirmative action for men? I don’t think so. In the next few years, two women will earn a college degree for every man: https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/472253/

09/09/2021: ‘Cancel’ Culture is even more ominous than you suspected: https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/09/04/what-happens-when-you-get-canceled-and-why-n413853

08/09/2021:

08/09/2021: When animals fight back. Let's hope they don't get guns: https://www.sciencealert.com/a-complex-form-of-empathy-boars-hatch-breakout-plan-to-save-two-piglets

08/09/2021: Just Wow. Move Over Norman Borlaug. Crop Yields Up 50% How Good Is This: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/06/in-a-blow-to-climate-whiners-a-new-breakthrough-creates-crops-that-can-grow-50-more-potatoes-and-rice/

08/09/2021: Dan the Tyrant – Next the Unvaccinated will be denied medical services in Victoria. Hopefully they will not have to pay taxes either: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-unvaccinated-will-be-denied-medical-services-in-australia/

07/09/2021: Vive Clint Eastwood: Even at 91 he can still play RandyYates: https://pjmedia.com/culture/stephen-kruiser/2021/09/06/eastwood-flexes-iconic-clout-to-keep-the-cowboy-movie-alive-in-cry-macho-n1475940

07/09/2021: A Novel Way of Powering Your Electric Car - though you may want to drive yours more than half a kilometer: https://futurism.com/the-byte/toilet-poop-green-energy

07/09/2021: Remember this too when you think maybe the Left led the charge against ‘racism’: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/day-history-democrats-murder-4-former-slaves-5-republicans-clinton-ms-picnic-go-slaughter-another-50-100-blacks-following-week/

07/09/2021: Not my favourite 2021 ‘Band’. What the ‘Taliband’ mean by the term ‘screw you’: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/taliban-terrorists-execute-pregnant-female-police-officer-home-front-family-use-screwdrivers-pick-brains/ Hard to believe they will nonetheless inherit the UN Women’s Rights Seat though : https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/unspeakable-un-filth-meet-with-unspeakable-taliban-filth-courtesy-the-biden-catastrophe.html

Let’s Get rid of the UN: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/not-long-to-go-now.html

07/09/2021: Unbelievable: The only thing wrong with Ivermectin is it did not make money for Big Pharma but the new Pfivermectin will: Less than $1 a day https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/israeli-scientist-on-ivermectin-study-treating-covid-for-under-1-per-day.html or this: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/79363/

06/09/2021: At last a biodegradeable shoe: https://laughingsquid.com/sneature-biodegradable-shoe/

06/09/2021: “Young people dream of being rich, and rich people dream of being young.” They are certainly pouring their money into it anyway: https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/09/04/1034364/altos-labs-silicon-valleys-jeff-bezos-milner-bet-living-forever/  

06/09/2021: I know it is probably illegal for me to say so but I am opposed to this: https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2021/09/04/its-nice-that-pete-buttigieg-and-husband-chasten-posted-a-pic-of-their-new-children-but-why-from-a-hospital-bed/ and this: https://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2021/08/danger-will-robinson.html Like genital mutilation, trangenderism, pedophilia, fatherlessness etc I just think all these things are child abuse. Children ought to just have a normal childhood.

06/09/2021: Trust the Science? Sure can’t – and this is how the scam works: https://quillette.com/2021/08/30/the-social-science-monoculture-doubles-down/

For example, the idea that Delta is more deadly is false – a peak hospitalization rate amongst children of 1.5 per 100,000 is not a cause for alarm: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-delta-severe-childhood-covid.html

05/09/2021: The Smoke of a Candle After Blowing It Out: https://twistedsifter.com/2021/08/the-smoke-of-a-candle-after-blowing-it-out/

05/09/2021: The Gruesome Tale of the Laughing Death Epidemic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEMXI0qqLT A friend of mine who was a patrol officer in NG was instrumental in wiping out this dread disease when I was a student at Newcastle Uni in the mid 60s. He ended up marrying an amazing Chimbu girl from the Highlands one of the few cannibals I have ever known.

05/09/2021: Nuclear Fusion is on its way – perhaps less than 15 years now. This result from Lawrence Livermore Laboratory is a milestone, “announced this week that it had extracted energy from an object the size of a lemon pip at the rate of 10 quadrillion watts (joules per second), albeit for only 100 trillionths of a second. That’s roughly 500 times faster than the entire human population consumes energy” https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-radical-potential-of-nuclear-fusion/

05/09/2021: Equimec Paste: Apparently people are taking this horsewormer because they haven’t got a script for Stromectol (the human ivermectin vermifuge). There is no legal reason why you can’t get a script for the latter. Equimec is clearly formulated for horses hence the name - and comes in a standard 600 kg horse dose so you would only need 10% of that anyway, but the adjuvant in it is for horses so that might upset your tummy too. Over 200 million Indians have safely taken the human version (for Covid) and over 4 billion people have safely taken the medicine for one thing or another (mainly parasites), but do get the human version: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174194815433?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=705-159824-816807-4&mkcid=2&itemid=174194815433&targetid=4585444530151277&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=412352395&mkgroupid=1309518645581565&rlsatarget=pla-4585444530151277&abcId=9300543&merchantid=136820 Here’s how well the drug works out in scientific studies however: https://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/fulltext/2021/06000/review_of_the_emerging_evidence_demonstrating_the.4.aspx

Mind you the meme about people ‘overdosing’ with Ivermectin was completely false: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/oklahoma-dr-jason-mcelyea-spreads-fear-porn-people-taking-ivermectin-flooding-local-hospitals-turns-complete-lie-fake-news-ran-anyway/ & https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1434591443855753220.html

04/09/2021: I suspect I need this book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1735728500/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1735728500&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=33e98b0643da683ee8e1de63c6b94dbe

04/09/2021: If you had not yet realised that all ‘fact checkers (Snopes, That’s Nonsense, Facebook etc) were just commies and liars, maybe this will help make up your mind: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/deansterlingjones/snopes-cofounder-plagiarism-mikkelson

04/09/2021: Move Over Automobiles: Bike riding causes 4 in 5 sports-linked spinal injuries in U.S: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/08/26/sports-injuries-spine-bikes-study/5371629924986/

03/09/2021: An Interesting review: “Slingerland defends getting drunk. Drinking has always played a role in “enhancing creativity, alleviating stress, building trust, and pulling off the miracle of getting fiercely tribal primates to cooperate with strangers.” There is archaeological evidence that brewing precedes baking”: https://www.splicetoday.com/consume/drunk-the-vital-pleasure-of-getting-hammered

03/09/2021: Time all this happened in Oz. Sick of my hard-earned being wasted on commies on the ABC/SBS. If folk want to fund them go ahead, waste your money. I do not: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/backlash-cancel-culture-boycott-increases-audience-for-gb-news-in-the-uk/

03/09/2021: Vaccinated or not, we are all going to die; it’s just a question of what of? Heart disease is still the most likely thing to take you out: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-fully-vaccinated-are-more-likely-to-die-from-bee-stings-than-covid-19

03/09/2021: Taking ‘sleeping with the enemy’ one step too far: https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/09/01/bombshell-report-us-knew-about-kabul-bomber-had-drone-lock-but-didnt-take-the-shot-n436410

 02/09/2021: Honey & Spot's news: Four lovely Jack Russell puppies. Three girls and a boy. Here he is:: white with a fawn spot on his head. She was giving birth this morning as I did my Facebook posts about a metre from my computer. Parents and puppies doing well. We are allowed to sell them (vaccinated) in a couple of months time. PM us if you want to put your dibs on one.

02/09/2021: DIY Ultralight Camp Shoes: I get it that you might not be able to sew but I don’t get that you can’t learn and can somehow afford to buy $500+ tents and other such nonsense but you can’t buy a $200 sewing machine and make your own even better tent for <$50, but maybe I can start you on that road with a very cheap very light camp shoe.

If you have maybe tried out the 15 gram Blue Foam Flip-Flop I posted about here or the slightly better Toughened Foam Flip Flops or maybe had a go at the New-Sew Sandals or these Ultralight Thongs you might like this mod of the Toughened Foam Flip-Flops which someone is now selling. ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ they say. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/09/02/diy-ultralight-camp-shoes/

 

02/09/2021: Sub 100 Grams Carbon Fibre Hiking Poles: We have been using the Naturehike Carbon Fibre Poles at 128 grams for quite a while now but we admit that we would benefit from saving an ounce per arm with these little guys so we are going to try a pair out at US$88 per Pair. If you would understand why you should read these posts: A Lazy Man’s Guide to Hiking and Hunting & Ultralight Hiking #102 Mastering the Hiking Energy Budget. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/29/sub-100-grams-carbon-fibre-hiking-poles/

02/09/2021: Skinners 2.0 Camp Shoes: If you can’t sew yourself a pair of my Sub One Ounce Per Pair Camp Shoes you might consider buying a pair of these Skinners 2.0. They started with them on Kickstarter here. They are all over the internet at the moment. About the lowest I have seen them is around $15 a pair though that might be a Facebook type scam. They are certainly on Ebay from around A$30. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/28/skinners-2-0-camp-shoes/

02/09/2021: Beer drinking just has to be good for you if people have been doing it for 9.000 years: https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/926955

02/09/2021: Everything you need to know about the AR-15 – great DIY project for those who live in more enlightened countries: https://www.americanrifleman.org/content/back-to-basics-ar-15-101/

02/09/2021: Makes a big difference if you count folks as having died ‘with’ covid rather than ‘from’ it. Then you start to see that hardly anyone actually dies ‘from’ it. Bizarrely enough people actually died before Covid: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9937169/Coronavirus-Australia-NSW-Health-switches-recording-deaths-instead-Covid.html

02/09/2021: Things to look forward to under Islam: I am no great fan of music either but murdering musicians seems a bit extreme even to me: https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/08/31/kinder-gentler-taliban-murder-afghan-folk-singer-because-music-is-un-islamic-n1474734 Lots of other innocuous pleasures are likewise outlawed. Pet dogs for example. And Comedians of course: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/28/nazar-khasha-afghanistan-comedian/

01/09/2021: Our brave boys and girls in blue. This evil must end: https://twitter.com/i/status/1432591608176799758

01/09/2021: Some (rare) good news for men (or – to be gender neutral – those who stand up to pee): https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/08/25/enlarged-prostate-may-not-mean-cancer/9761629902024/

01/09/2021: Ingenious: How the Taliban use captured American helicopters: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/taliban-hang-man-from-blackhawk-helicopter-in-show-of-dominance-over-biden/

Who will help them fight the Taliban. That’s all folks: https://asiatimes.com/2021/08/taliban-face-stiff-resistance-from-panjshir-rebels/

01/09/2021: The ‘climate’ industry really don’t give a jot about ‘the world’ or ‘nature’. It is all just about power and themselves. Nuclear is clearly the best available method of ‘de-carbonising’ supposing you were foolish enough to want to do so, but it is completely verboten to even talk about it even though safe nuclear (with no radioactivity or weapons potential eg thorium reactors) has been around all  my life: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/un-climate-conference-banishes-nuclear-industry-china-and-renewables-investors-relieved/

31/08/2021: Are mobile phones about to have a satphone feature? About time actually one did not have to carry 2-3 pieces of equipment. This will save lives: https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/apple-iphone-13-to-reportedly-feature-satellite-connectivity/

31/08/2021: An important post from the everythingcaravanandcamping website: “Why do people not put the toilet seats down in the caravan parks? It drives me crazy I am so scared one day a snake is going to bite my backside. After he has gone in there to get the frog that had gone in. Most parks have signs about it” Now you know the correct answer to this age-old question folks.

31/08/2021: Peterson’s point about the role of the Jester (Remember ‘King Lear’) is just so apposite: https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/08/27/john-cleese-cancel-culture-show-to-confront-the-woke-generation-rewriting-the-rules-on-what-can-and-cant-be-said/

31/08/2021: The FDA is going all-out to demonise the use of Ivermectin even though it has saved literally tens of millions of lives (from covid) and many more from nasty parasites. Do you suppose it coud be anything to do with the reality that they allowed hordes of people to die untreated with his inexpensive wonder drug – probably 500,000 in the US alone. This is close to the largest crime in world history. The cover-up is not unlike that of the  Holodomor (Stalin’s murder of the Ukrainians): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/fda-trying-to-rebrand-a-wonder-drug-as-just-a-horse-dewormer/ It’s some kind of competition – how big a lie can we tell? Instead of noticing 4 billion people have safely taken this medicine and that India alone has treated over 2000 million with it for Covid & etc.

30/08/2021: But who would have thought it could be lost in  a heartbeat: “As Ronald Reagan once warned, “Freedom can be lost in one generation”. Should this realisation grow and spread, should it touch a nerve in those who have been cruelled by the lockdowns and appalled at the incoherent arrogance of the leaders who impose them, there is light ahead.” A great essay by Ron Pike: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/democracys-not-dead-just-wobbly-ron-pike/

30/08/2021: There really are things you can do to help yourself – of course you might not want an extra decade of life: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/08/28/heart-attack-get-healthy-add-years/4771630095484/

30/08/2021: How Prescient Were the Greats of SciFi: https://notthebee.com/article/someone-found-this-1976-interview-with-author-and-futurist-arthur-c-clarke-and-his-predictions-about-the-future-were-so-accurate-itll-blow-your-mind

30/08/2021: Whatever happened to our freedom? No, we are no going to get it back (at least without a struggle). This is just one example. (NB: Choose your VPN wisely and always use it): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/surveillance-state-identify-disrupt-bill-will-give-australian-authorities-access-citizens-social-media-email-account-without-consent-allow-add-delete-information-send/

30/08/2021: The Honourable Dead Are So Boring: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/disgusting-joe-biden-checks-watch-dignified-transfer-american-heroes-killed-incompetence-done-yet/

29/08/2021: Lockdowns that kill. Well done ‘saving’ lives folks. Then of course we have all the kids, business owners, elderly etc suiciding because they can’t stand it any more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/completely-unnecessary-4-newborns-die-denied-life-saving-heart-surgery-unavailable-not-transferred-another-facility-due-australias-draconian-covid-travel/

29/08/2021: Nothing beats thinking things through for yourself. That’s why we have a democracy. ‘We’re told to ‘follow the science’ — yet some of it is just plain wrong’: https://nypost.com/2021/08/26/were-told-to-follow-the-science-yet-some-of-it-is-just-plain-wrong/

29/08/2021: The Effect of Nipple Erection on Intended and Expected Altruism’. Remember you pay for this stuff. Follow trhe science man: https://www.t-nation.com/sex-hormones/news-sex-study-male-behavior/

29/08/2021: Lord Monckton is right – our political masters can’t do simple maths. There is just not enough ‘warming’ to avoid (even if everything about ‘greenhouse’ CO2 theory is right – which it is not anyway) to justify shutting down our economies to achieve it. Besides that little bit of warming (still getting us nowhere near as warm as we were in the Middle Ages, Ancient Rome & etc) would be largely beneficial anyway. Go out and buy your new SUV now: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/26/boris-heres-why-net-zero-emissions-by-2050-just-arent-worth-it/

28/08/2021: How heroic is this – I am constantly astonished at how different people are from each other. Some people do really stand out from the crowd: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/operation-pineapple-express-rogue-team-retired-us-vets-rescue-afghan-allies-secret-missions-conducted-behind-bidens-back/

28/08/2021: Wildlife will have to learn to adapt to foxes. That is all: https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-08-25/rambo-fox-pilliga-forest-wildlife-conservation-/100404864?utm_medium=social&utm_content=sf248881757&utm_campaign=fb_abc_news&utm_source=m.facebook.com&sf248881757=1

28/08/2021: How good is the (Pfizer) vaccine – sounds like if you are young you should get some Ivermectin then try to get the virus instead: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/new-israeli-study-finds-fully-vaccinated-people-greater-risk-hospitalization-13-times-likely-catch-covid-19-recovered-natural-immunity/

27/08/2021: Everyone should pay some income tax the level of which should rise (or fall) as does Government spending. If it is your money you may be a little more interested/concerned about how it is spent and on what: https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/08/61-percent-of-americans-paid-no-federal-income-tax-in-2020-up-from-44-percent-in-2019.html

27/08/2021: Sic transit gloria mundi. Great phrase - or in layman’s terms there are just so many bullshit wankers in the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic_transit_gloria_mundi

27/08/2021: How dumb is Trudeau: https://twitter.com/i/status/1429899355046105131 We have the same sort of clap-trap here. You know the meme: ‘How dare you (unvaccinated) bogans ‘endanger’ my sainted aunt, small children etc?’ How could they ‘endanger’ those who ought not face any danger (because they are already vaccinated (or doesn’t it work –well, No) or are immune/unaffected anyway? I am so over all this Leftist bullshit! This Covid Commonwealth is really no different to Cromwell’s and no more rational. No dancing, no singing, no partying etc until forever. Bring on the next ‘Glorious Revolution’ which ended Cromwell’s nastiness - with all its ribaldry, licentiousness and excess. ‘Everything in excess’ I say. Moderation is for monks.

Much better to get the disease anyway (given Ivermecin is more effective than the vaccine) as it confers better immunity: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/covid-study-natural-immunity-vs-vaccine-immunity/

27/08/2021: After releasing 5,000 terrorists from Bagram Prison how much worse do you think it can get? A dozen US servicemen & etc blown to mincemeat in Kabul will be just small beer. Here in Oz we will lose many more than that from the Fifth Columnists being flown in now as genuine Afghani refugees. Do you think the Taliban would let them out (instead of killing them themselves – something which they richly enjoy doing) if they didn’t trust them to carry out their secret missions?

From Geoffrey of Perth, “Just heard Biden talking about the suicide bombers at the Kabul airport. Not sure if Joe has any marbles whatsoever. He threatened that the US will hunt the people down and "make them pay". Joe, these were SUICIDE bombers. Are they going to hunt down the pieces?

26/08/2021: How soon will we return to the moon: https://www.sciencealert.com/spacex-thinks-it-can-return-humanity-to-the-moon-before-2024

26/08/2021: Woke Yale. You have to ask yourself where Middle America is sending all its clever kids now. I suspect it will be just like the way folks abandoned Detroit for Ann Arbor years ago :

26/08/2021: All I’m asking for is the right to the same weapons that I paid the Taliban to own.

26/08/2021: Get Vaccinated or Starve: We were among the very first who chose to be vaccinated (Astra Zenica) but there is no way I can accept this terrible tyranny: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-gestapo-is-back-in-france/

25/08/2021: A New Rocket Engine: https://www.inceptivemind.com/japan-tests-rotating-detonation-engine-first-time-space/20698/

25/08/2021: Understanding Theocracy. Just like any other form of dictatorship the folk who have to live under such systems rarely give them their heartfelt support (no matter what crocodile tears they may sometimes be forced to produce). The people who actually have to live in Islamic hell-holes like Afghanstan, Saudi Arabia etc are mostly no fonder of Islam than you and I are (or than Spanish folks were in favour of Torquemada and other such nasties). I have seen ‘surveys’ which show that a larger percentage of Saudis are atheists (of given a choice to answer the question without fear of consequences) than Australians are – and I don’t doubt it is true. Many of us would be muttering ‘Inshallah’ and suchlike too if our heads, hands, genitals etc  were on the line. How to bring the benefits of democracy to such folks – and restore it to ourselves – is something we should always be asking.

25/08/2021: BTW: This is what we got from the ‘first wave’ of Afghan ‘refugees’. Get ready for more ‘fun’: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/refugee-specialist-admits-afghans-are-the-most-violent-brutal-gang-rapes-are-now-common-in-europe-flashback/

25/08/2021: Who creates truth: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/hello-conflict-alphabet-owns-youtube-google-and-12-of-company-that-makes-astrazenica-vax/

Keeping Fear Alive,While the variant is more infectious, the evidence does not show it to be any more lethal. In fact, the current mortality rate among American children with Covid is lower than it was last year—and last year many more children died of the flu than of Covid” : https://www.city-journal.org/will-policymakers-let-the-covid-crisis-end?wallit_nosession=1 & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/08/australia_has_gone_stark_raving_mad.html

24/08/2021: India’s answer to the postie bike: https://newatlas.com/motorcycles/ola-electric-scooter-india/

24/08/2021: David Leyonhjelm - How Much Debt (Pain) Can We Bear? “The problem is, with well over half the population in receipt of government funding, neither side of politics has the political courage to take it on. There are no votes in telling people they are not entitled to other people’s money” https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/08/revealed-how-much-debt-the-government-has-racked-up-for-each-of-us/  

24/08/2021: Covid Zero is not sustainable. Never was: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/miranda-devine/miranda-devine-will-australia-learn-lessons-from-spanish-flu-epidemic/news-story/e9e670186dbe0b125c30a32ea753a687 

24/08/2021: Trump Won: 15 Million Mail-in Ballots Remain Unaccounted for (Biden’s Margin 43,000). Results of the Arizona Audit will be out next week and will show conclusively how the fraud was perpetrated. It will be undone by year’s end and Trump will be back in the White House. Thank Goodness: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/08/19/15-million-votes-in-2020-election-not-accounted-for-report-finds/

 

24/08/2021: A Complete List of the Military Equipment Joe Biden gave the Taliban (including 10,000 ground to air missiles – forget about flying anywhere folks): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/worse-thought-complete-list-armaments-us-leaving-taliban-islamist-groups-enough-fortify-years-secret-warehouse-us-equipment-captured/

 

23/08/2021: They Cannot Arrest All Of Us: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/aussie-goes-william-wallace/

 

23/08/2021: Prof Borody: Ivermectin in combination with zinc and doxycycline – a year ago now but still ‘banned’ here, “For the SARS CoV2 virus we recommended the use of a combination of Zinc and Doxycycline with Ivermectin when treating patients already sick with the virus. When taking Ivermectin as prophylaxis. The recommendation is 25-50mg of Zinc daily and 1000iu of Vit D3 daily, together with a 0.2mg/kg dose of Ivermectin on Day 01 and Day 03 then once weekly to about once every two weeks depending on the risk the person faces. Breaks when COVID numbers are low or risk of infection are low is recommended.” https://www.biznews.com/mailbox/2021/08/18/ivermectin-mdladla & https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/ivermectin-treatment-could-bring-us-all-together-by-christmas/ar-BB18CPW4

23/08/2021: A useful book - The Mini Farming Bible: The Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre Get ready preppers: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1629144908/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1629144908&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=8e38f00ace7acccd2d9bf6cc64861366

23/08/2021: Where did our freedom go – and what did we get for it in return? A bad bargain: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/freedoms-taken-freedoms-lost/

23/08/2021: At least some people are putting their money where their hearts are: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/glenn-beck-raises-20-million-three-days-rescue-christians-afghanistan/

23/08/2021: The Forever War - or the 5th Crusade. How long before U.S. forces return to Afghanistan? Freedom has always needed to be fought for. The US has had large contingents of troops in South Korea and Europe all my life (over 70 years) but they coud not sustain <4,000 to save Afghanistan from this awful tragedy – not to mention the entire West from the drug fuelled terrorism to come: https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/08/the-forever-war-isnt-over/

22/08/2021: “Everything woke turns to s—t.” Well said Donald Trump: https://youtu.be/I7fKKAzYQs8 Full Speech here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/live-stream-rsbn-video-president-donald-trump-holds-historic-rally-cullman-alabama-7-pm-central/

22/08/2021:

22/08/2021: Elon Musk’s ‘Telsa Bot’ is coming to replace you: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/elon-musk-introduces-the-tesla-robot-to-end-human-work/

22/08/2021: The ‘Gold Standard’ – it was meant to be fixed at US$35 per ounce back when, now it’s nearer $2000, an inflation rate of nearly 60 times or 6000%. This has been my lifetime. Don’t let it be yours too: https://lawliberty.org/fifty-years-without-gold/

22/08/2021: We really do have a police state when a child carrying a sign saying, ‘Let Me Play’ is pepper sprayed and others fired on with rubber bullets. These insane covid rules must end. Here in country Vic (for eg) a fully vaccinated married couple who live together cannot go for a drive (alone) in their car, go fishing or camping together. Sure, this is the freedom our parents fought WW2 for: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/when-governments-get-nasty-and-hurt-children.html & https://twitter.com/i/status/1428951779425734658

22/08/2021: The Odious Campaign to Sexualize Children in Public Schools: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/08/odious-campaign-sexualize-children-public-schools-richard-l-cravatts/ & A fine sober article on the ‘gender disphoria’ epidemic. Let’s leave the kids alone: https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/gender-ideology-run-amok/ Gender reassignment surgery is child abuse: https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/gender-reassignment-surgery-is-child-abuse-says-texas-commissioner_3946609.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-08-13-1&mktids=d9353641815be55012ff363eaa2c5a19&est=YQ47y%2BFModt9WHaw8py44UJCnH%2BUZ7AJERD39DHtuqkVIpyHRGDVLKWUYIiuUQ%3D%3D Who is in charge of this: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/scottish-schools-will-allow-kids-as-young-as-four-to-change-gender-without-asking-parents/

21/08/2021: Honey Locust Uses: Metheglin was one of the favorite drinks of the American colonies. It was a favorite of Kentucky for over a hundred years. In Virginia, large plantations of honey locust trees were planted for the sweet beans. The beans were ground and mixed with honey, and fermented.

21/08/2021: Vive La France: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/french-rescue-convoy-humiliates-biden/

21/08/2021: Loose Change? Maybe send these folks some if you would like to save some Christians who would otherwise be butchered by Jihadis, eg in Afghanistan: https://thenazarenefund.org/

21/08/2021: Just in case you thought PETA actually liked animals (or protected them) – photos of thousands of dogs and cats killed by them every year: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/whistleblower-provides-photos-horror-peta-hq-dead-dogs-trash-cans-fill-donor-funded-walk-freezer/

20/08/2021: Such Unbelievable Courage: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/these-two-wont-be-alive-long/

20/08/2021: 2Tb SSDs are now available: https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-external-ssds They are down to $240 for 2Tb at Amazon, maybe less some places: https://www.amazon.com.au/Crucial-BX500-2TB-2-5-SATA3/dp/B07YD5F561/ref=asc_df_B07YD5F561?tag=bingshopdesk-22&linkCode=df0&hvadid=80608019509104&hvnetw=s&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584207585684584&th=1

20/08/2021: Time to buy a copy yet? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1493046942/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1493046942&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=42f04432bd957643df9621270c110c73

20/08/2021: General Petraeus’ take on the Afghan disaster: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/gen-petraeus-afghanistan-taliban-troop/2021/08/17/id/1032658/

20/08/2021: Unfortunately the reality is there are lots of really awful people in the world. You just have to have the backbone to stand up to them or at least die trying: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/99-of-afghans-want-sharia-law.html

What happens to you if you surrender to the Taliban - or evil in general. Certainly made sure he was dead: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/taliban-gruesome-executions-have-begun/

19/08/2021: You would have to be just as sceptical of Afghan ‘refugees’: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/us-vet-afghan-interpreter-worked-alongside-him-for-a-year-before-betraying-him-and-killing-one-of-hi.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/operation-enduring-legacy.html

19/08/2021: Study Out of Brown University Finds Children Born During The Pandemic Have 21% Lower IQs (I suspect adult IQ has dropped significantly during the last year too if credulousness is anything to go by): https://toptradeguru.com/news/opinion/childrens-iq-dropped-21-during-pandemic/

19/08/2021: I am glad my children never had to face anything like this. No-one’s should: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/this-freak-is-teaching-pre-school/

18/08/2021: Back to Basics – a Complete Guide. We have oodles of books of this type in our library and have learned much from them over the years. It is why we have a home of our own built by our own hands and a self-sufficient farm, no debt, a comfortable independent retirement & etc: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1629143693/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1629143693&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=d4be7379ca515706acf919e56164a809&asin=B00NS42CYW&revisionId=&format=2&depth=1

18/08/2021: “The West’s post-9/11 bluster was continually undermined by the West’s broader descent into moral relativism. How can you assert the civilisational authority of Western values when your entire educational and university system is devoted to questioning and demeaning Western civilisation? You cannot partake in a clash of civilisations if you loathe your own civilization…This is the truth: America and its Western allies are too consumed by wokeness to be able to pursue a moral or military struggle for their values.” Read it all and weep: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/16/this-is-worse-that-saigon/

18/08/2021: You’ve seen the IPCC’s graph ‘trick’ and probably noticed it was missing those earlier much warmer periods (Minoan, Roman, Medieval we absolutely know existed – growing wine grapes in Scotland for example), but here’s how it was done. By excluding any divergent data at all. This is not science. It is propaganda: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/16/another-round-of-anti-science-from-the-ipcc/

18/08/2021: Why women especially should oppose Islam: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/whats-in-store-for-the-women-of-afghanistan/

17/08/2021: This is not a skit. The Biden admin’s fantasy world, calling on the Taliban to “form an inclusive representative government including women”. Oh Yeah: https://twitter.com/i/status/1427389269170180109

17/08/2021: You’ve seen the ad? And it was real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9lxeGllhTQ&t=101s

17/08/2021: It wasn’t just Dan. Gladys is an idiot too. Perhaps a nation of sheep deserves such ‘leaders’: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/gladys-berejiklian-is-big-pharmas-best-friend-no-one-has-done-more-in-australia-to-generate-profits/

17/08/2021: Afghans falling from planes as they take off from Kabul (and we have apparently abandoned our Afghan interpreters too) – the Left’s response: the country could never have been ‘saved’ ie the triumph of evil is always and forever inevitable! Some will remember how the self-same folks refused to load supply ships to support our troops fighting against the Japanese in New Guinea during WW2. I hope you also remember when George Bush told us after 09/11 that this conflict would last ‘forever’ just as the war against Satan always has. ‘Easy’ victories are always ‘false dawns’. This (perhaps the final) ‘Crusade’ is not over yet by a long shot: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/joe-bidens-saigon-man-falls-plane-fleeing-kabul-airport-crowds-airport-worse-withdrawal-vietnam/

16/08/2021: Cheap Ultralight Pots: Tim Tinker has  once again come through with a great idea. This time he has alerted me to where you can purchase some pretty good ultralight pots. A set costs as little as US$10 on AmazonAliexpress & Ebay. They are usually advertised as 'mixing bowls' and come with plastic lids for fridge storage etc. Of course you will have to add the (5-10 grams) weight of an Ultralight Pot Lifter to the bowl. There appear to be a number of different manufacturers. Some feedback is requested (below).

We are talking about 1 litre pots which weigh as little as 56 grams or 1.4 litre pots which weigh 63 grams. You can't beat that with any of the commercial hiking cook pots and they cost many times more. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/16/cheap-ultralight-pots/

16/08/2021:

When Islam conquers this is what you get: https://twitter.com/i/status/1426973342943236097

This is the flag they lowered in Kabul:

16/08/2021: Absolutely: “So many of the problems with our current failed democracy could be remedied if our politicians and their political advisers were subject to the same rules they invent for the rest of us” – and the ‘current’ push for electric cars is an excellent example of this bastardry “this obsession with going electric is shared by no one outside the Westminster bubble except a handful of unwashed eco-loons with plaited armpit hair and blue dreadlocks, most of whom can’t even drive”: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/08/05/bojos-electric-car-revolution-is-going-to-be-a-disaster/

16/08/2021: ‘Sure, organic agriculture is sustainable: it sustains poverty and malnutrition.’ Matt Ridley is so incisive and insightful. https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/organic-food-isn-t-better-for-us/

15/08/2021: Now practically all we can do is hold hands while we sleep (as sea otters do) to prevent us drifting apart: https://twitter.com/i/status/1425764905983033348

15/08/2021: Never forget, the Taliban (Islam generally) is uncompromisingly evil. This vile tide will sweep over the entire world unless it is bravely opposed: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/taliban-advances-in-the-past-9-days-lest-we-forget-why-we-were-there.html & Millions of voices like this young woman’s will be silenced forever:  https://twitter.com/i/status/1426237830905450496 The blood of patriots is ever needed – and seemingly in short supply at the moment. Biden was responsible for the shocking ISIS ‘episode’ in Iraq and Syria and he is equally responsible for this dreadful Taliban advance too: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2021/08/13/cnn-afghanistans-fall-is-a-neville-chamberlain-esque-failure-and-its-joe-bidens-fault-n1469115

15/08/2021: The IPCC’s CMIP6 computer simulation is just a fantasy. It is quite simply not true and no notice should be taken of it at all – save to toss out the so-called ‘scientists’ who are peddling this BS: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/13/fussing-over-one-degree-of-simulation/  

15/08/2021: ‘Rational’ is the operative word. Matt Ridley is great – a living argument for the retention of the House of Lords, “there is one situation in which respiratory viruses will stay virulent or even become more so. That's if mild cases meet fewer people than severe ones.This appears to be what happened in 1918, Paul Ewald argued, when severe flu cases were evacuated from the front line to a series of staging posts, field hospitals and trains, while mild cases slept it off in a dugout. And I think it is what happened last year when mild cases of Covid-19 stayed locked down at home while severe cases went to hospital, where many cases of the virus were acquired in hospital. In other words, lockdowns (whether necessary or not) probably delayed the evolution of the virus into a milder form. That is now happening, and is our least worst option given that eradication is impossible and the virus may become more transmissible in response to vaccination.” https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/virulent-does-not-mean-infectious/

14/08/2021: ‘Burning Daylight’ by Jack London. I just read this fine book. I thought I had read every Jack London book as a teenager, but not so. I’m sure you agree with me that ‘Call of the Wild’ is the greatest animal story ever written. Maybe you should try this one too. Available free here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/746

14/08/2021: Camel Botox! A beauty pageant for camels: https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-arabia-video-showing-camels-ruptured-lips-due-to-botox-sparks-outrage-1.1628470585656

14/08/2021: Some progress towards a hydrogen economy – but a long way to go yet: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/19/making-clean-hydrogen-is-hard-but-researchers-just-solved-a-major-hurdle/ & https://interestingengineering.com/tiny-22-lb-hydrogen-engine-may-replace-the-traditional-combustion-engine?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Article&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=Aug12

14/08/2021: Rewilding – the future, but NB. “My point is that management is indispensable to maximising biodiversity”: https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/august-september-2021/playing-the-wild-card/

13/08/2021: Today myriad figurative Trojan Horses abound but archaeologists may just have found the original article: https://www.jpost.com/international/did-archaeologists-just-find-the-trojan-horse-676349

13/08/2021: An optimist thinks Afghanistan may not have fallen: https://nationalinterest.org/feature/how-avert-disaster-afghanistan-191577

13/08/2021: Climate ‘scientists’ are at it again with their fake ‘hockey sticks’ and Steve McIntyre has blown them away yet again – when will this pseudo religious nonsense ever end: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/12/climate-audit-ipcc-ar6-is-worse-than-you-thought/ 

13/08/2021: You should sign this petition today. Effective treatment is a safer route anyway than ineffective vaccines which are likely to produce a deadlier strain - as in Marek’s Disease in chickens. Anyway surely you want the choice to be able to save yourself from this disease when you get it – and get it you will – probably sooner rather than later thanks to Gladys etc. The hospitals will be ‘overwhelmed soon. We might as well have just had this epidemic early last year: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/petition-the-australian-tga-to-consider-cheap-drugs-as-well-as-expensive-ones/

I suspect this might soon be popular here amongst the young – and should have been tried extensively at the beginning of 2020 as a means of protecting the most vulnerable ie the sooner the young were immune the sooner they could have cared for those most at risk: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/new-trend-in-france-get-infected-on-purpose/

12/08/2021: Some lovely visual illusions: https://www.popsci.com/science/buy-optical-illusion-art/

12/08/2021: Climate warrior arsonists  all over the world (as in Michael Crichton’s excellent ‘State of Fear’): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/climate-change-causes-arson-in-greece-turkey-algeria-and-california/

12/08/2021: How many millions of vaccine doses are sitting unused? PS We had ours (Astra-Zenica) monhs ago): https://twitter.com/i/status/1425223503712690176

And just how dangerous is the Delta variant, aka “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” (Roosevelt/Montaigne?): https://issuesinsights.com/2021/08/11/three-charts-the-delta-variant-scaremongers-dont-want-you-to-see/

11/08/2021: You too could eat an iron age meal like the Tolund Man – perhaps before you were also hanged? I used to own a wonderful book about this, ‘The Bog People’ by P.C. Glob but someone borrowed it way back in 1974 and I have never been able to replace it. Such people deserve to be hanged!: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/tollund-man-0015600?fbclid=IwAR2FcYcoW9kOyVtStp1iOjb9H8PzJwfA8xBGatUbnNDfJxS98sjEKQLs8v0

11/08/2021: Polyamory (no longer polygamy notice) is coming: After mandating ‘instant’ de facto marriage and gay marriage the left now wants to legalise bigamy. We just can’t have too many disastrous social experiments can we: https://redstate.com/alexparker/2021/08/09/polyamory-gets-another-push-this-time-from-harvard-law-n423340

11/08/2021: Make way for Jurassic Park – at least the ferret version: https://earthlymission.com/black-footed-ferret-died-in-1988-cloning-science-willa-elizabeth-ann/

Welcome back mammoths – pretty soon anyway: https://earthlymission.com/28000-year-old-woolly-mammoth-cells-brought-back-to-life-by-scientists/?fbclid=IwAR23tlkrngmx9p-K1YGF8Pfin-i7kEM6rjjusjpehZGktboqKWsnh1BPzEs

10/08/2021: Restoring a 1959 Volkswagen Beetle: https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/601

10/08/2021: Who knew? “200,000 Australians have died of other causes since the beginning of March 2020” Well said, Pete: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/the-sell-out-of-representative-government/

10/08/2021: Please get your Ivomectin script today folks: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/another-paper-on-ivermectin-based-multidrug-therapy-in-severe-hypoxic-ambulatory-covid-19-patients.html

10/08/2021: When ‘science’ becomes theocracy. The COP(icats) from the UN in Glasgow are today spouting the ‘science’ that the world is the hottest it has been in 100,000 years despite the clear historical fact that people lived and farmed on Greenland for nearly 1,000 years but had to abandon it in the C15th because it got too cold - and has stayed that way, and despite the obvious fact that 1939 still remains the hottest year in the thermometer record, and that the satellite record has us right back where we were 40 years ago temperature-wise ie back to when ‘scientists’ were warning us we were rapidly descending into an Ice Age. I just hope it doesn’t happen and that the current mild productive weather continues – but (unlike such Canutes) I still don’t think there is anything I can do about weather.

09/08/2021: How many elderly folks (I count myself among them) would rather die than never see their families again? What an awful way to spend your last few months or years. Look at the Ruby Princess experience where thousands over over 80s were locked up with the virus – but very few died. Given that we now have Ivomec, Hydroxychloroquine etc (or should have) to treat covid most of us would rather take the risk. Open up now. Let us have whatever life we may: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/peta-credlin/peta-credlin-we-are-sick-of-the-rolling-lockdown-stopstart-life/news-story/5dc0bc52f449e67a8a511fe8765ff221

09/08/2021: Louis L’Amour The Last of the Breed – I really enjoyed this book. One of the great adventure and survival stories. Lots of his titles available free here to download or borrow. His complete works are available on Zoogle: https://archive.org/details/Novel57LastOfTheBreed1986LouisLAmour

09/08/2021: From 2015 This is what’s in store for Afghanistan, just in case you had forgotten what we were fighting for: This Qur’an Competition for Ramadan (http://www.jewishpress.com/.../isis-ramadan.../2015/06/22/) 1436 / 2015 to Ramadan 1437 / 2016, held to “inspire” ISIS fighters, offers a “beautiful young girl” as the Grand Prize for the top winner. These Yazidi girls don’t really look as if they are getting right into the spirit of the thing. Killjoys! Why can’t they see the benefits of slavery? We need more Islam taught in schools!

09/08/2021: Fully vaccinated Italians burning their vaccine passes: https://twitter.com/i/status/1424068827273326592

09/08/2021: Zoogle - I used to think Pirate Bay was the best but that was before I discovered Zoogle. Get yourself a VPN (comes free with Norton anyway) and discover a whole new world of (free) entertainment. So much better than libraries: https://zooqle.com/

08/08/2021: Ringworld Discovered – Was Larry Niven Right? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/06/huge-rings-around-a-black-hole/

08/08/2021: Not so long ago Preppers and other ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ looked like lunatics but they look a lot less crazy now: https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/preppers-quietly-stock-up-for-the-perfect-storm_3935935.html

08/08/2021: Good Question: Has Civilisation led to Feminisation: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/677209?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

08/08/2021: Just in case you thought vaccination was going to get us out of this: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/please-add-video-leading-israeli-health-official-vaccinated-account-95-severe-85-90-new-covid-hospitalizations-vaccine-effectiveness-really-fading-video/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/fully-vaccinated-can-be-just-as-infectious-as-unvaxed-whats-the-point-of-a-vax-passport/

And just in case you also thought those vaccines had been tested safe: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/moderna-pfizer-intentionally-lost-clinical-trial-control-group-testing-efficacy-safety/  We had the Astra-Zenica (Oxford) vaccine – still my preferred option if you decide to get vaccinated.

Yet another cheap useful covid drug: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-08-drug-sars-cov-infection-cent-reveals.html

07/08/2021: Yet another safe nuclear energy technology (to add to molten salt and strontium reactors): https://spectrum.ieee.org/china-closing-in-on-thorium-nuclear-reactor

07/08/2021: Heinlein’s Crazy Years: California May Mandate Menstrual Products for Men: https://moonbattery.com/california-may-mandate-menstrual-products-for-men/

07/08/2021: Will Iran, China or North Korea start World War 3: https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israel-to-unsc-halt-irans-brazen-ship-attacks-675793

07/08/2021: More and more controls coming on what you can drive. Old Land Rover Defenders & etc will skyrocket in price because they can be maintained: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/us-democrats-thinking-of-telling-car-companies-what-they-can-make-communist-control-of-production-by-stealth/

However the fight back against the internal combustion engine ban has begun in the UK: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/05/uk-mps-condemn-governments-2030-ban-on-new-fossil-fueled-car-sales-and-the-ill-informed-push-for-us-all-to-drive-electric/

Toyota is not buying this electric bullshit: https://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2021/08/the-green-dream-of-electrified-vehicles.html

06/08/2021: The freedom fighters were out again at 8:00 pm last night – and good luck to them. Enough is definitely too much. They definitely don’t look like ‘ratbags’ to me: https://twitter.com/i/status/1423274133735972872

Great: “But the government stood by its stance that rulebreakers would not be fined or publicly shamed, despite anti-lockdown protesters being told they would face justice” https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/dday-for-delta-victorias-covid-case-numbers-to-rise/news-story/35f90e0d1bd96589f1c470d392a7134e

06/08/2021: Turning your wife/husband into a chatbot – the idea has some merit – but why wait until they are dead? Simply replace them: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/jessica-ai-chatbot-joshua-barbeau-brought-back-dead-fiancee-back-artificial-intelligence-project-december-2493744

06/08/2021: Vitamin D really is a ‘magic bullet’ – this is the reason we doubled our intake when we first heard about the Wuhan flu in late 2019, and if you haven’t already got your Ivomec and antibiotic scripts made up do so now. You will catch this disease eventually whether you have been vaccinated or not. The government will not protect you: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/people-deficient-in-vitamin-d-are-14-times-more-likely-to-get-severe-covid/

06/08/2021: More Woke policies from Scott – handing out more our hard-earned to the ‘aboriginal’ class ($75K)! But the ‘stolen generations’ never happened. Probably needed to happen and still does (because of the dreadful crcumstances such kids typically face every day) but actually never happened. Bring Back Tony: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2010/01-02/why-there-were-no-stolen-generations/ 

As usual, so well stated Anthony Dillon, ‘This shared reluctance has allowed the problems that have been facing Aboriginal children for decades to fester. But these children are Australian children, therefore all of us, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, are entitled to an opinion. Aboriginal affairs is everyone’s business. All Australians are entitled to say “these are our children, and it is our moral duty to save them”. Viewing Aboriginal people as a group separate from other Australians, as we have been tirelessly encouraged to do, has only ever failed. It may generate incomes, status, university careers and guest spots for the gatekeepers on ABC talk shows, but it is quite literally killing those who most need help.’ Please read the full article. We all need to own this issue: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2020/08/a-moral-duty-in-black-and-white/

06/08/2021: How many times has it been a significant tiny minority which has caused an outbreak: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/mystery-cluster-could-spark-threeday-snap-lockdown/news-story/9e448c01a2b2327c956c5eda4386b1d3

05/08/2021: The Ultralight Wilderness Hut: You should read this post as an accompaniment to the posts Wilderness Hut and Debris Hut. There just can’t be too many small wilderness shelters out there in the bush. Indeed there are drastically too few – but the situation is always improving, thanks to the ingenuity and industry of many hunters fishermen, cross country skiers etc.

They are not just life-savers in the event of bad weather but they add so much to the amenity of the wilderness experience particularly as they provide a safe opportunity to take the growing family along on your modest backcountry adventures. They do not have to be elaborate or expensive. This post is not an ‘instructable’ but I hope can showcase some of the many methods you could use to construct them.

I suggest you can spend less than $500 to produce a really excellent piece of bush architecture. Most people spend that much on their pack or tent! I guess it will take two people at most two relaxing days to construct but provide them with a great facility and pleasure for many years in the future. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/04/the-ultralight-wilderness-hut/

05/08/2021: This looks good: Make Way for Duckling: https://www.amazon.com/Make-Way-Ducklings-Robert-McCloskey/dp/0140564349/ref=pd_bxgy_img_1/134-3053119-7312067?pd_rd_w=jlPln&pf_rd_p=c64372fa-c41c-422e-990d-9e034f73989b&pf_rd_r=2C5F7PSJJ47B7Y4Q8AF0&pd_rd_r=281ab032-9b7c-4a2c-9a57-a0592423e2f5&pd_rd_wg=E6PfY&pd_rd_i=0140564349&psc=1

05/08/2021: More Control - Get Ready for the 'No-Buy' List: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/get-ready-for-the-no-buy-list

05/08/2021: Just how woke can you get? Myself I’m all for the death penalty for creeps like this: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9859653/Trans-YouTuber-Chris-Chan-39-filed-female-police-housed-women-inmates.html

04/08/2021: Zippo Hand Warmer as a Hot Water Bottle: A Zippo Hand Warmer costs about A$30 on Amazon. It uses about 2o mls of lighter fluid over 12 hours. If lighter fluid has about the same calorific value as kerosene then a litre produces about 9-10,000 watts so 20 mls produces 180 watts which over 12 hours equals approximately 15 watts per hour. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/03/zippo-hand-warmer-as-a-hot-water-bottle/

04/08/2021: The Ancient Walls of Benin in Nigeria: 21,196 Kilometres. Larger than the Great Wall of China: https://thinkafrica.net/walls-of-benin/

04/08/2021: Who knew – cleavers are actually good for something? My late old friend Steve Cleaver would have loved this ‘fact’: “You can make coffee from cleavers! Cleavers aka Goosegrass or ‘Sticky Weed’ is apart of the Rubiaceae family. Rubiaceae is the famous coffee family! When cleavers starts to dry in Summer those sticky seed balls that stick to our clothes can be roasted to make a wild coffee. This wild coffee tastes great & has a mild caffeinated kick! It’s fun to make you can roast it fresh over an open fire or create a large batch to enjoy through the year at home.”

04/08/2021: (Other Green Dreams) - The Insect (and Bee) Apocalypse That Never Was: https://quillette.com/2021/07/25/the-insect-apocalypse-that-never-was/ & The future of grid storage batteries: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/30/crews-battle-tesla-battery-fire-at-moorabool-near-geelong/

03/08/2021: What the US election map will look like after all the audits are completed – likely by the end of the year: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/elections-expert-seth-keshel-releases-national-fraud-numbers-finds-8-1-million-excess-votes-us-election-affirms-trump-won-pa-mi-wi-nv-az-ga-mn/

03/08/2021: Conflict between Islam and our Police State in Western Sydney – does anyone thing any of this will end well? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYLdsL0aa-A

03/08/2021: More symptoms of Heinlein’s Crazy Years: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/01/surge-in-survival-courses-for-manhattan-climate-change-worriers/

03/08/2021: A sad day Catallaxy has now gone forever – is there a future for conservative thought in Australia: https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/tep/89046

02/08/2021: Tankora – yet another flavour I have not yet tried:  https://www.popsci.com/uncategorized/african-spices-meat-grill/

02/08/2021: We hold these truths…John Locke 1689: “Whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy the property of the people [that is, their rights to life, liberty and property], or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence.” This was the forerunner of the US ‘Declaration of Independence’: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” Our State and Federal Governments have trashed these freedoms so that such governments no longer have any legitimacy at all and ought quite properly to be dismissed. Remember the Liberal Democrats, One Nation etc when you come to vote at the next election. Liberal & Labor have been jointly complicit in destroying our democracy: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/free-speech/2021/08/the-simple-sacred-and-inviolate-right-to-protest/

Well Said Neil Oliver: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/scottish-commentator-goes-braveheart/

02/08/2021: It's About Time We Stopped "Trying Communism" https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/its-about-time-we-stopped-trying-communism

02/08/2021: Remember MH370 – what’s happened to the flaperon? The French have been sitting on this vital piece of evidence for six years and the Malaysians still refuse to release vital details about the plane. Way back in 2015 the barnacle ‘evidence’ indicated that the flaperon was unlikely to have been ‘floating’ in the water for anywhere near the time needed to reach Reunion from the ‘crash’ site. Further it seemed to get there too quickly compared with the (very) few pieces of other debris and doesn’t seem to have been damaged as it ought to have been in a crash, though other pieces have subsequently been found and other research undertaken, some of it also simply adding to the mystery: http://jeffwise.net/2015/10/09/the-flaperon-flotation-riddle/ & http://thehuntformh370.info/sites/default/files/mh370_flaperon_failure_analysis_rev_2.0.pdf & https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37820122 & https://ecos.csiro.au/mh370/ & http://mh370.mot.gov.my/Appendix2.6A-Marine-BiologistReport1.pdf & http://mh370.mot.gov.my/Appendix-1.12A-2-Item1Flaperon(Main).pdf

01/08/2021: The Fox Trap: We prefer to fence pests such as foxes, wombats, roos etc out with our Wildlife Proof Fences. If you don’t live in Victoria where practically everything is illegal you might try using a breakneck snare to kill foxes which still manage to find their way through holes in your fences. These (stainless steel) snares cost less than $5 each online (easier than making your own) and work a treat – but in Victoria there is a $60,000 fine and even gaol for using them as it is considered ‘aggravated cruelty’. What nonsense! In the US for example they are common. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/31/the-fox-trap/

01/08/2021: 3D Printed guns must have come a long way if they have decided to ban them so thoroughly – I had assumed they would just blow up in your face, but apparently not. I am surprised terrorists haven’t been using them more widely given the availability of 3D printers: https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/u-s-bureau-of-industry-and-security-imposes-ear-restrictions-on-3d-printed-guns-193254/

01/08/2021: Now the coming Ice Age has affected coffee prices will the left begin to shriek? https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/jet-streams-playing-havoc-bringing-snow-to-brazil/

When exactly will the Ice Age return: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/running-out-of-time-in-the-holocene/

01/08/2021: Sweden’s record shows it was far more sensible to handle the virus in another way. Their infection curve shows that this virus mirrors every other such epidemic. Now virtually zero infections and deaths per day without any draconian actions and without destroying their economy. Of course they lost a handful of very frail people – as you always do to complications of the common cold, flu etc. The death rate has always been 100% after all. Our government clowns look more than silly by comparison. Yet the hoi poloi chant ‘Give us more punishment’: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/sweden-chief-epidemiologist-warns-against-far-reaching-conclusions-about-delta-variant/

Liberté, égalité, fraternité – remember it all began in France: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/massive-crowds-protest-vaccine-passports-mandatory-vaccinations-france/

Yeah Right? Imagine If They Hadn’t Lied to Us for the Last 18 Months: https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/07/29/imagine-if-they-hadnt-lied-to-us-for-the-last-18-months-n2593208

31/07/2021: 26C degrees here at Jeeralang Junction at lunchtime. Our previous July record was 28C years ago. This is the third day this July over 20C. Global warming? No just weather. We have rain and even snow coming in tonight and tomorrow night. Have moved the lambing ewes to the closest most sheltered paddock so we can try to save frozen lambs over the next two mornings. Have already set up seven pens in the shed with heat lamps for that purpose.

31/07/2021: A Wonderful Frozen Bird from the Dinosaur Era: https://www.geologyin.com/2017/06/this-100-million-year-old-bird-trapped.html?fbclid=IwAR0xQQvptufRu6J1ANTwSjNmkeXynDWQtmbrs9NWBW4mMvJxF_jzI8bB8G0

31/07/2021: “Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth”. John Maynard Keynes

31/07/2021: I’ve opined before that old age is not for sissies – and I should know, but do you have the guts to live beyond 100? https://www.studyfinds.org/centenarians-gut-bacteria-live-longer/

30/07/2021: Our Finnsheep - 2021 Lambing: As you may know we have the oldest and largest flock of these unique sheep in Australia. I previously posted about them here: Finnsheep. These sheep are a fine longwool type who normally raise triplets or quads in paddock conditions. Some pre-lambing photos. The ewes are expected to start lambing within about a week of these snaps. That will keep us busy. I will update this with some lamb photos in a little while.

Some pre-lambing photos. The ewes are expected to start lambing within about a week of these snaps. And here they go:

Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/28/our-finnsheep-2021-lambing/

30/07/2021: Jelly 2 Mini Smartphone: I have been using these fob pocket sized phones now for about three years - and would never go back to a larger phone. The first one I bought was the Unihertz Atom which I carried for a couple of years. Practically all the photos I posted for the last couple of years here at TheUltralightHiker were taken with it. When an 'improved' model was announced on Kickstarter  last year I ordered two for Xmas 2020 and have been carrying one of them ever since - and it is brilliant. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/29/jelly-2-mini-smatrphone/

30/07/2021: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right. “George Orwell, 1984

30/07/2021: You have to ask yourself whether you would obtain a better immunity from contracting covid vs being vaccinated especially as Ivomec will be even more effective at preventing your death than the vaccine would: https://www.cell.com/cell-reports-medicine/pdfExtended/S2666-3791(21)00203-2

So these are people who likely would have died whatever infection came along (and mostly with conditions which they caused themselves)  – so why is the healthy population being terrorized over this:  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/exclusive-cdc-covid-19-hospitalization-data-challenges-biden-administration-cdc-histrionics/

Just terrible when even our members of parliament are denied free speech: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/pauline-hanson-censored-on-sydney-radio-what-pauline-is-saying-is-not-government-approved.html

30/07/2021: “Fire thunderstorms during Australia’s Black Summer released as much energy as about 2,000 Hiroshima-sized nuclear explosions” – another version of the ‘nuclear winter’ theory of the 1980s:  https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/saved-by-a-pyroclastic-winter-man-made-mega-wildfires-cause-climate-cooling/

29/07/2021: Frankly if the guy who invented MRNA vaccines is against them that would be enough for me: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/inventor-mrna-vaccine-covid-vaccines-make-virus-dangerous/

29/07/2021: Good Question: Would you like a volcanic rock that's actually the exploded brain of an ancient Roman? https://notthebee.com/article/would-you-like-a-volcanic-rock-thats-actually-the-exploded-brain-of-an-ancient-roman-cult-member

29/07/2021: The Ice Age Cometh – something different to worry about: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/27/new-study-finds-east-and-west-antarctica-have-profoundly-cooled-by-2-8c-and-1-68c-since-1979/

Leading climate scientist Dr Willie Soon predicts global cooling: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/28/dr-willie-soon-predicts-global-cooling-slams-politicised-science/

Look what’s happening to renewables in Germany – they just don’t work: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/the-not-so-clean-green-future-germany-uses-20-less-wind-and-38-more-coal/

29/07/2021: Farage’s success with GB News shows there is a demand for such a news service in Australia – no surprise to all of us who have to out up with the leftist pap we are force fed here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/nigel-farage-back-bang-beats-sky-news-uk/

29/07/2021: Fair Point Craig Kelly – Cut all politicians and senior bureaucrats pay to $750 per week, but why stop when the lockdown ends? Have they shown they are even worth that much? I don’t think so: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/cut-all-politicians-senior-bureaucrats-pay-to-750-per-week.html

Weaponising fear to destroy freedom – this is all that they have been doing: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/28/david-bidstrup-guest-post-psychological-manipulation-and-the-greatest-medical-screwup-in-history/

Over the top cops: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/melbournes-great-wall-of-police.html

28/07/2021: Michael Crichton: “What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There's no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told-and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare.”

28/07/2021: Is there any hope for our political future - How do we get around the current dreadful ‘choice’ where the Liberal Party has now been ‘fifth columned’ by the Left yet the Left are the font of just about everything which is evil. Sanjeev just may have a solution: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/25/three-options-for-political-change/ The Lib/Dems seem to be moving to take this slot: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/27/youre-gonna-need-a-bigger-vote/

28/07/2021: The PCR test apparently can’t distinguish between Covid and normal flu which almost certainly means that large numbers who have allegedly died from Covid actually died from (complications of) seasonal flu, which probably explains why overall death rates did not go up much in 2020. We have had cheap effective prevention (Vitamin D and Zinc particularly) and inexpensive treatments including Ivomectin, Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, antibiotics etc for well over a year now which reduce the illness and death toll by over 90%. Some also work with flu. You just have to expect that life is never completely safe, that some people (and I included myself in this from the start) may or will die each year and that there is nothing that can sensibly be done economically or in terms of human freedom to prevent it. At the outset Morrison needed to close the borders (in 2019 – I advocated this then) and employ an offshore island with an international airport (Christmas, Hayman etc) as an effective closed quarantine to allow the essential ingress and egress of people. Governments have ‘played with’ this ineffectively for over 18 months now. They have been unbelievably inept (which may be the normal state of affairs I suspect). It is long since time citizens had their freedoms and their livelihoods returned to them. We simply cannot go on like this forever. https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/us-cdc-advice-on-withdrawal-of-covid-pcr-test-accreditation-it-cant-differentiate-between-covid-and-.html

BTW: By the end of 2019 we had upped our daily doses of Vitamin D and Zinc. We had supplies in hand of Hydroxychlroquine, Ivomec, antibiotics and anti-virals (Tamiflu) sufficient for the whole family and Della (my wife) had sewn face masks for the whole family – and we were wearing them. This was before any government in the world had done anything. I rest my case. In addition we were the first to be vaccinated months ago.

We can now also see that Covid hospitalization figures have ben rigged: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/27/confirmed-covid-hospitalisation-figures-are-being-rigged/ OR http://www.finnsheep.com/Steve's%20Blog.htm

More scarey things about the covid vaccine we have already had, but I would not recommend it for a child or particularly to a young woman. Better to rely on your natural immunity or develop your own by having a mild case of the disease and using the cheap medicines avilable to treat it: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dr-charles-hoffe-issues-vaccine-warning/

Vaccination really does seem to have worked in the UK at least: https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/07/your-defense-against-panic.html

27/07/2021: Great future movie in this news item - Man rescued after days-long battle with grizzly bear at Alaska shack: https://globalnews.ca/news/8051769/alaska-grizzly-bear-attack-rescue/?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_source=GlobalEdmonton&fbclid=IwAR0tOj88sFno7BNPRZOQ7c_CYVz5oWgU6i5DD_qr6ESAHhMhI4FtNRmDcck

27/07/2021: “A traffic jam is a collision between free enterprise and socialism. Free enterprise produces automobiles faster than socialism can build roads and road capacity.”

27/07/2021: This is so great: Jordan Peterson's Critique of the ‘Communist Manifesto’:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_MXSE3wUT4

27/07/2021: Jo is right – every outbreak we have had has been due to poor border security: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/get-serious-about-borders-the-biggest-failure-in-nsw-was-letting-one-limo-driver-get-infected/

And about that PCR Test: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/26/the-counter-position-for-why-people-do-not-want-to-take-the-vaccination-shot/

The other victims of the pandemic: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/unimaginable-heartbreak-for-mel-so-so-sorry-for-you-loss-and-ours.html

Meanwhile anti lockdown protests soar across the world: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/thousands-join-anti-lockdown-protests-australia-amid-new-restrictions

26/07/2021: Exciting archaeological discoveries in England: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61859

26/07/2021: Life Competencies – some really important thoughts here. I think I would put ‘Handyman Skills’ and ‘Natural History’ much closer to the top of the list: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/36590-Life-Competencies-vs.-Talent-Stacks.html

26/07/2021: ‘Useful’ things they might ‘accidentally’ also inject into you along with a vaccine – once again ‘many thanks’ to Bill Gates: https://moonbattery.com/injecting-data-along-with-vaccine/

26/07/2021: It is always government which takes away our liberties. They are never a font of nor a defence of them. We have always thought that such liberties were worth fighting and dying for - that has not changed. The government has invented a spurious excuse for taking them away. Not every country has done this. Some which have not have just as good a record 'protecting' the public against the current minor disease threat as those which have, and without destroying their economies, but both beg the question that we faced much greater disease threats in the past (including worse flus) without any such curtailment of our liberties. The ongoing threats to our freedoms from our current governments have never been greater. I applaud those heroes who are rising up against this tyranny: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/25/by-this-country-he-means-australia/

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In other news, could we be wearing masks at the wrong end: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/25/claim-covid-19-spread-by-flatulence/

25/07/2021: The new Lamborghini – at least they have not gone electric. It’s got a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine that roars: https://www.the-sun.com/tech/3341535/lamborghini-huracan-evo-spyder-alexa-tested-interior-tech/

25/07/2021: A self-balancing motorcycle. Astonishing: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nifty-innovation-in-motorcycles/

25/07/2021: How Propaganda works NB The man did not punch the horse: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/24/nsw-propaganda/

25/07/2021: Extreme over-egging of climate disasters - The Great Barrier Reef has more coral growing on it than ever recorded: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/great-barrier-reef-has-more-coral-growing-on-it-than-ever-recorded/

25/07/2021: A Fascinating Article – Can Physics Explain Consciousness: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25033420-600-can-physics-explain-consciousness-and-does-it-create-reality/

24/07/2021: A triumph of non-violence: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/file-this-under-genius-acts-of-non-violent-persuasion.html

24/07/2021: Today’s Darwing Award: Stephen Pile ‘The Book of Heroic Failures’ (1979) would love this one: “First-time jumper Yecenia Morales, 25, and her unnamed boyfriend had traveled to the Amagá viaduct — a popular bungee spot … The two lovebirds were reportedly the 90th jumpers of the day when they approached the platform. Things went wrong after the operators signaled Morales’ beau — who was ahead of her in line — to take the plunge. But, apparently thinking the cue was meant for her, the young lawyer leaped off the bridge without an attached safety cord and plummeted about 164 feet to the valley below” PS This should happen to more lawyers: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/columbian-woman-dies-shocking-bungee-jump-mishap-video/

24/07/2021: We need another Hercules. His mammoth task of cleaning out the Augean Stables is so much greater today. Who could possibly rid us of all the bullshit which abounds in the body politic today?

24/07/2021: We should recollect the fate of the Melians as China begins to beat its war drums. A profoundly important essay. I liked this sentiment in it, “Freedom is worth any price.”: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/07-08/chinas-threats-to-taiwan-and-the-world/

23/07/2021: Meanwhile the vaccine deaths cover-up begins – truth is certainly the first casualty anyway: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/cdc-quietly-deletes-6000-covid-vaccine-deaths-cdc-website-total-one-day-caught-internet-sleuths-video/

23/07/2021: Why ibex are not extinct: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nature-is-awesome-2/

23/07/2021: Another reason to hate men – if you didn’t have enough: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/men-worse-for-climate-change-than-women-so-if-enough-transition-will-that-stop-the-floods/

23/07/2021: Law and Order has become completely dysfunctional in SA – in reality a canary in the coalmine alerting us to the decline of the West. “The SA (Police Service) PS is notorious for its inefficiency and corruption.” As is also commonplace elsewhere eg in Vic where they are busy as revenue collectors, instruments of state violence, to protect and support the grievance industry prominently in family disputes & etc – and the more woke they become the worse they are. It is not as if they actually prevent any crime either. The best that can be said is that they are second-rate ‘cleaners’ after the event. If people still had the freedom to carry small arms for personal protection there would be very much less crime. So many freedoms lost, and so many more rapidly disappearing: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/south-africa-5-police-officers-arrested-connection-ghastly-crucifixion-murder-brendin-horner/

23/07/2021: Covidanity – our new state religion. I love it: https://spectator.com.au/2021/07/covidanity-australias-new-state-religion/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MDS%20%2020210723%20%20SG&utm_content=MDS%20%2020210723%20%20SG+CID_5ff6e8493a418bf52142efa2ab33527d&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=Covidanity%20Australias%20new%20state%20religion

If there is going to be a prize for ‘Chief Fascist’ Kerry Chant will be a leading contender as she exhorts us to talk to no-one (in the name of the new religion). How did such no-entities who (in a sane world) could not get a job  shoveling s---t upon a Bombay lugger’ get to be in charge of us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0TgQi3ZxGU

We are doomed: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/us-army-band-in-the-time-of-biden.html 

Are you more likely to die from the “vaccine” or from Covid? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/22/are-you-more-likely-to-die-from-the-vaccine-or-from-covid/

Meanwhile, Bravo Greg Hunt: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/22/aussie-health-minister-goes-off-script-with-ivermectin-treatment-for-covid-19/

22/07/2021: Good on you Dolly. You are such a honey: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dolly-parton-recreates-1978-playboy-cover-photo-for-husbands-birthday/

22/07/2021: ‘Lackadaisical’ is such a lovey old English word.. Ah, ‘lack-a’day!’ seems to sum the whole phenomenon up so much better to me. Those old folks had such a knack with a turn of phrase. It is so much better than the whole industry (including even large government departments)  of victimhood  and grievance posturing which seems to be what has replaced it.

22/07/2021: How do people even find time to get bored: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/boredom-mental-health-disconnected/2021/07/16/c367cd30-9d6a-11eb-9d05-ae06f4529ece_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

22/07/2021: Battle of Wake Island: A little known but heroic battle in 1941during WW2. The film made about it ‘Wake Island’ (1942) is also worth watching https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Wake-Island You can watch the film on Pirate Bay or the film trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTJBo7I02Eo  https://ok.ru/video/3037788178944 It is surprisingly good.

22/07/2021: The Liberals are caving to the Left with all their greenie bullshit. Stand up and be a man, Scottie. Frankly, Bring Back Tony. It is time for conservatives of the world to unite against the growing menace to our freedoms, way of life and economy which such nonsense represents: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/some-painful-home-truths-about-the-corrupted-liberal-national-party-machine.html

21/07/2021: Hurry. Time to order your virtue signaling game. The Virtue Signal game is still in stock but the Deplorables game says it is now out: https://shop.stonk.solutions/?ref=twz9biplvq

21/07/2021: The lovely Jacinda outrages Kiwis farmers and tradies with a ban on their utes. Get ready people this nightmare is coming to you soon unless you ‘man up’ now and discover your inner conservative: https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/ute-tax-farmers-and-tradies-outraged-in-new-zealand/news-story/07678da7a16c3201d72455df4663a1a0

21/07/2021: Perhaps the dreadful regime in Iran is on its last legs – lots of protesters dead, but remember how the Shah once fell so quickly and from such a great height: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/protests-iran-spread-tehran-biden-admin-negotiates-killers/

21/07/2021: While the West troubles itself with vital issues such as suitable pronouns Communist China terrifyingly actually threatens Japan with nuclear annihilation: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/wwiii-ccp-threatens-nuke-japan-full-scale-war-intervene-taiwan-will-no-peace-talks-video/

21/07/2021: Floods (extreme weather events) were much worse when the world was colder during the Little Ice Age we are now (still) coming out of: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/a-world-protected-by-windmills-in-1717-christmas-floods-in-germany-killed-14000/

20/07/2021: These scenes in London of police brutality in response to (quite understandable) protests against ‘covid tyranny’ are just awful. Meanwhile in the US Fauci wants to compel pre-schoolers (3 year olds) to wear (ineffective) masks even if they have been vaccinated: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/police-beat-protesters-arrest-11-massive-freedom-day-demonstration-london-lockdowns-looming/

 20/07/2021: How a heroic (though perhaps trans-gender) pigeon saved the day in WW1: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61820

20/07/2021: Heinlein’s ‘Crazy Years: Woman having sex with a car wins top prize at Cannes Film Festival: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/woman-having-sex-with-a-car-wins-top-prize-at-cannes-film-festival/

20/07/2021: Just in case you didn’t know where the current Covid outbreak is coming from. There is a slight problem with South-West Sydney (and it will only get bigger): https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/abc-wants-you-to-know-its-not-demonising-minorities-photo-of-opera-house-on-story-about-south-wester.html Mind you the police and news media treatment of the removalists and their families is just dreadful: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/19/was-refugee-mother-left-to-die-as-nsw-police-media-and-health-minister-raved-on-unctuously-about-social-responsibility/

19/07/2021: Big Government Nightmare – a $100,000 fine for your tyres touching your front lawn: https://moonbattery.com/100000-ticket-for-parking-on-her-own-property/

19/07/2021: Today’s Newspoll has Labor at 53% Libs at 47% - so much for showing leadership Scotty! I suspect the results are more from folk taking a ‘plague on both your houses’ view of politics though. I certainly do: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/18/scotty-from-surrendering/

19/07/2021:

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19/07/2021: One picture is worth a thousand words. Hard to imagine how these past floods occurred without ‘climate change: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/the-climate-change-floods-in-europe-before-climate-change.html

It is rather like John Daly’s picture of sea level during Ross’s expedition to Antarctica in the early C19th (showing low tide higher than it is today): http://www.john-daly.com/

18/07/2021: Great News – Hubble is Back: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/hubble-back-famed-space-telescope-has-new-lease-life-after-computer-swap-appears-fix

18/07/2021: In Praise of Forestry – an important article: https://saltbushclub.com/2021/07/16/save-the-forests/#more-1920

18/07/2021: Afghanistan descends once more into death and disaster. Get set for ISIS #2: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/video-taliban-commence-summary-executions-for-our-afghan-partners-lest-we-forget.html

(cont.) The Taliban begin to execute the Hazaras: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/taliban-execution-graphic/

18/07/2021: There are now allegedly (CDC figures though) more vaccine deaths in the US for the second week in a row than from covid itself - which is concerning. Meanwhile in France Macron causes huge demonstrations by mandating (this experimental) vaccination of he entire population: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/second-week-row-covid-19-vaccination-deaths-covid-19-deaths-us-according-cdc-vaers-websites/

Meanwhile a huge class action agaist the covid fraud begins. This includes alarming and disturbing news about the PCR test used to ‘diagnose’ it: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/17/covid-19-fraud-class-action-begins/

17/07/2021: The high price of pure filth: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61764

17/07/2021: And you think the government should have the guns: “At Waco, was there really an urgency to get those people out of the compound at that particular time? Was the press going to make it look heroic for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms? At Ruby Ridge, there was one guy in a cabin at the top of the mountain. Was it necessary for federal agents to go up there and shoot a 14-year-old in the back and shoot a woman with a child in her arms? What kind of mentality does that?” Clint Eastwood

17/07/2021: Just plain crazy: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9773475/Bug-experts-seeking-new-destructive-gypsy-moths.html

16/07/2021: Just love cryptozoology – shades of Bernard Heuvelmans here: https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-antarctica/pterodactyl-0014884?fbclid=IwAR2H23-6GW7fU6NVrQ-7jzQyDxGHD_kOJeAF9-RNK08zyCEk-nOKRFKB8eM

16/07/2021: The US Surgeon General delivers a speech today (ex cathedra) where he says the government is the source of all truth (having demonstrably lied and back tracked about the virus several times in the last year) and that othr voices should be shut down/censored. Meanwhile the majority believe that the media is the enemy of the public: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/58-percent-of-americans-say-the-media-are-the-enemy-of-the-people/

16/07/2021: (Tens of) Thousands of duplicated (fake) ballots in Arizona (Margin 10,000) found (during Senate hearing there today). There is likely to be a re-election in Arizona. This is going to overturn the 2020 election result: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/we-found-thousands-of-duplicated-ballots-with-missing-serial-numbers-in-maricopa/ & https://www.theepochtimes.com/maricopa-county-auditors-seek-ballot-envelope-images-splunk-logs-after-discovering-discrepancies_3903611.html & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/breaking-arizona-state-senator-demands-biden-electors-recalled-arizona-new-election-held-following-thursdays-stunning-revelations-audit-presser/

This gives an indication of just how unpopular the Democrats are: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/stacey-abrams-loses-badly-in-georgia/

16/07/2021: Another view of South Africa – one I agree with actually, “If you want to know the future of the West, look to South Africa, where the demographics liberals aspire to produce in America and Europe are already in place and their political objectives have been achieved. The white oppressors who built the country out of wilderness are now effectively slaves to blacks who immigrated from other parts of Africa, in accordance with racial justice. Now it remains only for the oppressed to finish looting and burning what others worked to create… If South Africa follows former Breadbasket of Africa Zimbabwe into basket case status, Western countries will provide just enough food to keep the half-starved population exploding. Reducing a prosperous country to hell on earth is a small price to pay for the eradication of white privilege.” https://moonbattery.com/south-africa-at-the-end-of-the-rainbow-nation/

15/07/2021: Wonnangatta Murders 23.8: The beat-up to beat all beat-ups: https://rangestrader.mailcommunity.com.au/news/2021-07-12/button-man-horror-to-hit-screens/?fbclid=IwAR0ercBL3yAis29in9RkJUjJlCv2sJy59p2rxddw8eAH4Va6h3KuCBbFUzk & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/button-man-the-movie-recreates-high-country-enigma/news-story/67f924b747dc33f0fd12dff7d72d7352

15/07/2021: The Cerne Giant (and its 12 metre phallus) brought down to size by a tiny snail: https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/cerne-abbas-giant/

15/07/2021: God is not in your side George; probably never was: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/mural-honoring-george-floyd-toledo-ohio-destroyed-lightning-strike/

15/07/2021: Malcolm Roberts is right about the tyranny implicit in making vaccination compulsory – the loss of and attack on our freedoms is undoubtedly the worst aspect of this ‘pandemic response’ scam: https://www.malcolmrobertsqld.com.au/everything-wrong-with-the-governments-response-to-covid19/

When the first victim is the truth. Consider this report: More vaccine deaths last week than COVID-19 deaths: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/14/but-give-us-the-facts-first/

I see the French are certainly against it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/libert%C3%A9.html

15/07/2021: The Freedom Phone – this could be part of the solution: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/conservatives-fight-back-big-tech-new-freedom-phone/

Trump’s new social media platform Gettr could be another: https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-social-media-twitter/2021/07/01/id/1027171/

14/07/2021: Magic Fairy Flying Butterfly Toys. Pretty neat: https://www.amazon.com.au/Butterfly-Powered-Surprise-Playing-Decoration/dp/B08B12L5HJ

14/07/2021: The other side to the ‘stolen generations’ myth – if you have to buy a copy of the Herald Sun to read it, do: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-other-side-to-the-stolen-generations-story/news-story/393c4c888b4ccf6ee3900583e1f09592

14/07/2021: Oh, This would be so great. You can live in hope: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/22590/will-president-trump-return-bigly/

Trump will certainly return to the White House in 2024 – if not long before: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/trump-wallops-gop-competition-cpac-straw-poll-nikki-haley-gets-1-mike-pence-gets-0/

13/07/2021: Wonnangatta Murders 23.7: Another beat-up full of cut and paste and false bits of information (eg location). The only ‘new’ fact: police are not going to continue searching there during winter. Duh! : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9778943/Police-halt-search-missing-campers-Russell-Hill-Carol-Clay.html 

13/07/2021: A startlingly important contradiction – heat waves occur when and only when the ‘greenhouse effect’ is lowest ie when the skies are clear. Remember 99% of the greenhouse effect is water vapor: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/12/the-truth-about-heat-waves/

13/07/2021: Krudd attempts to return from the dead with his story about how it was he who ‘saved’ us from Covid https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/junkee-on-the-money-about-the-weirdo-that-is-rudd.html but Pfizer are not having a bar of it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/pfizer-says-story-about-rudd-leaked-by-rudd-to-glorify-rudd-is-bullshit-heres-pfizers-statement.html

13/07/2021: Bigger Bombs Than Lebanon - You have seen photos of those electric cars burning, so what happens when the new energy storage batteries go up: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/big-batteries-could-be-bigger-bombs-than-beirut-fertilizer/

Electric Car Cemetery, France. How much do you think a new battery costs? BTW: For those who want to back up their grid electricity with battery storage, you can buy a ‘dead’ electric car battery for this purpose for a couple of hundred bucks. There are any number of DIY instructables on how to do this.

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12/07/2021: My Octopus Teacher: If you haven’t yet seen this enchanting documentary you are in for a wonderful treat. Available on Netflix and PirateBay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7SVpp_QO3Q

12/07/2021: So the push is on to end ‘piece rates’. Farmers (etc) will have to pay people by the hour, not for the amount of work they do. I have always thought the hourly rate idea was dreadfully unfair. The piece rate allowed me to earn double what someone else did all my life because I would work harder. Personally I don’t think anyone should be paid except for the quantity and value of their work – except maybe ‘sheltered workshops’ and the like which are a form of welfare established to give people a certain sense of ‘worth’ who were (quite frankly) otherwise pretty much ‘worthless’. Now we have a ‘normal’ situation where the highest paid (eg the head of Australia Post & etc) are in fact the most ‘worthless’ –  a complete inversion of value.

12/07/2021: 1 million dead children every year can’t be wrong! No. The greens are wrong and the world needs to 6,000 products and abundant energy from hydrocarbons: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/09/what-is-good-for-the-climate-geese-is-not-good-for-the-ganders/

11/07/2021: Remembering Alexander Pope (1688-1744) An Essay on Man  (entire thing here)

KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
Plac’d on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise, and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, ⁠
With too much weakness for the stoic’s pride,
He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest,
In doubt to deem himself a God, or beast;
In doubt his mind or body to prefer,
Born but to die, and reas’ning but to err.

11/07/2021: Meanwhile Branson will the first of the billionaire’s going into space tomorrow: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/07/09/richard-branson-virgin-galactic-flight-space/1121625768487/

11/07/2021: What Reagan said of the Democrats: "I didn't leave them; they left me." Is true for most of us of the Labor party – and the Left generally. I’m sure Curtin, Chiffley, Caldwell and Hawke must be spinning in their graves at what is being promoted now – and what has been discarded. Andrew Sullivan is onto it, “I’d argue, the sudden, rapid, stunning shift in the belief system of the American elites. It has sent the whole society into a profound cultural dislocation. It is, in essence, an ongoing moral panic against the specter of “white supremacy,” which is now bizarrely regarded as an accurate description of the largest, freest, most successful multiracial democracy in human history.” I am nowhere near as Left as he, and now align somewhere to the ‘right’ of the Liberal/National Parties actually, but this is not because I have moved, it is because they all have. What they espouse today is nowhere near the ‘liberalism’ of the past. It is nowhere even near the ‘socialism’ of the past. As I said, Chiffley would not recognize his Labor Party and would have been a vociferous enemy of it! Think on that. Imagine for example a Liberal Prime Minister (such as we have) who has presided over such a sweeping destruction of our economy and our freedoms – all for nothing. Even if 5,000 lives had been saved (questionable at best), in the past we would have agreed that we needed to spend tens of thousands of lives defending our freedoms – as we did in the two World Wars, for example: https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/what-happened-to-you-e5f?utm_source=pocket_mylist

11/07/2021: Maybe Austria is about to start what I reported Finland had yesterday? Surely if you are going to be blamed for ‘racist reporting’ every time some thugs rape and murder young women, you might as well shoot the bastards down like dogs and be accused of being red-necks, populist bastards or etc? Whatever, so long as creeps like this are worm meat: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/13-year-old-austrian-girl-gang-raped-and-murdered-by-afghan-asylum-seekers-photo/

10/07/2021: The slime moulds are out - at least that's what I think they are. Or maybe they are a kind of coal fungi – who knows? Millions of things have never been classified. There are some really enchanting life-forms out there in the woods though , aren't there? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/10/slime-mould-beauty/

10/07/2021: The Debris Hut: A simple debris hut is not such a trial to construct and you should at least give it a go. It is a skill which also may save you one day. Anyway if you ever find yourself in such a stressful situation you will be much more relaxed if you already have the confidence to be able to do such things as make a simple shelter and light a fire in trying circumstances. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/10/the-debris-hut/

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10/07/2021: Birds can smell after all. They can certainly target some clues pretty quickly. Around here for example kookaburras are enormously attuned to burning off and chain-sawing. I have nearly had my hat knocked off by a kookie numerous time who swooped in while I was chain-sawing even though they normally keep their distance: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/textbooks-say-most-birds-cant-smell-scientists-are-proving-them-wrong

10/07/2021: This sounds like a good idea. Can we start doing it too: https://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/news-in-brief/19562-supreme-court-rules-to-deport-somali-man-who-was-born-and-raised-in-finland.html

10/07/2021: Sound advice, “If Ms Fox doesn’t want her son teased at school, she should stop sending him there in a dress. She is the one making his life miserable, not his schoolmates.” https://moonbattery.com/megan-fox-sends-son-to-school-in-dress/

09/07/2021: The beginning of the end for sex: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-dish-mouse-crafted-stem-cells.html

09/07/2021: The Ridd case is interesting – and may see the whole environmental movement overturned. (You can only hope): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/06/james-cook-university-the-truth-is-coming-out/

09/07/2021: This is the sort of morality which made Jeff Bezos the world’s richest man: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/mom-fights-to-ban-child-sex-dolls-after-daughters-likeness-was-used-for-one/2287435/

08/07/2021: Benny Hill Socialism (1989): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLdZtU-RhPI&t=21s

08/07/2021: “While busy beaches and packed parks might seem like a risk, there hasn't been a single case of outdoor transmission since the pandemic began”: https://twitter.com/9NewsSyd/status/1412340635814739970?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1412340635814739970%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcitizenfreepress.com%2Fbreaking%2Fnot-a-single-case-of-outdoor-transmission%2F

Further to that, “The average age of COVID-19 deaths in Australia is 85 years – above the age of life expectancy.” https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/07/fear-being-weaponised/

08/07/2021: The Arizona (Maricopa County) audit result will be out soon (and moves to perform audits in Pennsylvania, Georgia & etc are now afoot too) but the scale of the fraud is clearly enormous. Remember that 105% of registered voters turned up to vote in Arizona in 2020 (both impossible and ridiculously up from the historic highest of 68%). Some other thoughts here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/high-level-results-2020-election-maricopa-county-never-added/

07/07/2021: Yes, let’s destroy Red China: https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/06/red-china-may-be-paper-tiger.html

07/07/2021: How Mexico reversed the death toll: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/mexico-uses-ivermectin/ using a cheap drug that Andrews has banned here.

07/07/2021: 4 million people a year die (basically) because they don’t have coal fired electricity. In a similar way vast amounts of environmental destruction (eg deforestation, species loss, erosion etc) also result from this lack. Just join the dots: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/06/death-by-indoor-air-pollution-the-ugly-face-of-fossil-fuel-poverty/

06/07/2021: Ornithological fridge magnets: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheAmishHipster

06/07/2021: Remembering the B-36 ‘Peacemaker’: https://www.avgeekery.com/flight-last-b-36-peacemaker/

06/07/2021: A Reminder https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/live-not-lies-warning-america-aleksandr-solzhenitsyns-words-ring-true-independence-day-ever/ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s famous essay Live Not By Lies’ brought down the Soviet Union, “the simplest, the most accessible key to our liberation: a personal nonparticipation in lies! Even if all is covered by lies, even if all is under their rule, let us resist in the smallest way: Let their rule hold not through me! And this is the way to break out of the imaginary encirclement of our inertness, the easiest way for us and the most devastating for the lies. For when people renounce lies, lies simply cease to exist. Like parasites, they can only survive when attached to a person.”

05/07/2021: So ocean plastic is only 1% of what we were previously told – but it’s still a massive problem in a way that lying is not: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/06/ninety-nine-percent-oceans-plastic-missing

05/07/2021: Independence Day: On Saturday Joe Biden traveled to Antrim County Michigan. About 30 people turned out to see him. President Trump traveled to Sarasota, Florida. Over 45,000 came out to see him in a rainstorm and another 375,000 watched his live speech on RSBN Rumble: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/must-see-compare-contrast-candidate-won-2020-election-independence-day-edition/ Who do you think really won the election? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/president-trump-in-florida.html

05/07/2021: Ivermectin is the magic bullet. Let’s get any of the vulnerable who aren’t vaccinated jabbed this week, buy a few drums of Ivomec and open up completely to the world next week: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/04/expert-advice-everywhere/ Just a reminder that I recommended this medicine back on 03/04/2020. BTW Hydroxychloroquine has been know to be effective against such viruses since at least 2005! See my post 28/03/2030.

04/07/2021: I suspect Starlink will eat the NBN: https://interestingengineering.com/elon-musk-announced-starlink-global-five-weeks

04/07/2021: The current ‘global warming’ pause is now 7 years long. It is worth reflecting that the longest pause lasted all the way from 1850 to 1930: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/03/el-nino-and-the-lengthening-new-pause-now-6-years-10-months/ It is also worth noting the real cause of El Ninos (and thus of ‘global; warming’) ie sub-sea volcanoes.

Notice how ice cores show CO2 rising steadily since the C18th – likely a natural phenomenon: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/02/greenland-ice-core-co2-during-the-past-1000-years/

04/07/2021: This will soon be the new (mandated) method of eating: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dont-be-this-person/

03/07/2021: The Great Ocean Walk: My friend Chris has just (02-07-2021) finished walking the Great Ocean Walk in South-West Victoria from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles (Port Campbell). You could view this as the beginning of the Great Southern Walk which stretches a further 250 km to Nelson. (I suspect you could begin at Geelong and walk all the way through to Nelson).

He completed the (recommended) 8 day trip in four days. He is neither particularly young nor superman so this gives you a pretty fair idea of how long you may want to allow for the trip. Six days might be a pleasant amble! He went in midwinter and pretty much had the track to himself. Midwinter weather is often fine, so if you enjoy a measure of solitude this might be a good time to plan for. There are plenty of (official) campsites along the way and no doubt other places where you might unofficially camp. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/03/the-great-ocean-walk/

03/07/2021: Is there such a thing as peak woke: https://moonbattery.com/moonbat-exorcism-for-lumber-at-home-depot/

03/07/2021: Handy for couch potatoes to know - 5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-minute-workout-lowers-blood-pressure.html 

03/07/2021: This is Real News: Mike Lindell has proved the 2020 election was stolen (25 million fake votes!) by the Communist Party of China: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/22443/mike-lindell-wins-big-against-dominion/

02/07/2021: Ultralight Hot Water Bottle: For winter camping warmth. This inspired idea comes from the amazing Tim Tinker, a source of so many wonderful winter warmth ideas, particularly ultralight tent stoves. See for example Mostly Perspiration. You can read all about the idea here. The entire set-up weighs around 67 grams and keeps your sleeping bag toasty warm (in the snow!) for up to 12 hours! Genius!

Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/02/ultralight-hot-water-bottle/

02/07/2021: The Human Species: “The ‘Out of Africa’ narrative of circa 2000 presented our own lineage as a superhuman race, the apotheosis of human evolution. The telos of two million years of encephalization, as human brains got bigger and bigger. The latest results do not fit easily into our old hero narrative. Neanderthals win the contest for largest human brains. And ‘Dragon Man’ turns out to have had a very large brain too, in line with modern cranial capacities. All human lineages were getting bigger-brained over the last few million years, not just the lineage that led up to us. . . . Today on our planet there is just one human species, but this is an exceptional moment. For most of the past few million years there were many human species. . . . Our planet was very different 100,000 years ago, and if we could survey that time, we would be astounded by the human diversity across its surface. To enumerate what little we know with certainty, there were at a minimum: modern humans, Neanderthals, at least three to four varieties of Denisovans, and two pygmy Homo populations in Southeast Asia. Likely there were still remnant Homo erectus in Southeast Asia as well, and other diverged lineages within Africa, and a new Homo in Nesher Ramla, Israel, in the Middle East with affinities to Neanderthals.”https://razib.substack.com/p/here-be-humans

02/07/2021: This expose of why the WHO opposed Ivermectin is astonishing. A Must Read. The world is a crookeder place than you ever thought it could be: https://trialsitenews.com/conflict-of-interest-in-who-recommendation-against-ivermectin/?s=04&fbclid=IwAR2MtWGbLHJ69oNvr52UX_Ls9k-7bR48Wvo4gwDtT8YOVSte6VyzdI98v54

02/07/2021: Climate alarmists will beat up anything. When you have a barbecue in your back yard no doubt people die from the heat – or food poisoning if you are a  lousy cook anyway! But there is no doubting this (as I posted back on 29/06) the world’s temperature has been steadily falling (back to an Ice Age – we are in an inter-glacial) for the last 8,000 years. Nothing we have done or will do has influenced that one iota, but we should always prepare for the worst – and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/freak-weather-heat-domes-cold-snaps-all-grist-for-the-global-witchdoctors/

01/07/2021: Richer than Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos: https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/varna-man-002798?fbclid=IwAR0UpYL20UavZDTjLDmUL_GZPvstfm_h-tvA9GAkPKmTMgY77sJKeiYDKLM

01/07/2021: Heinlein’s Crazy Years… Mum says she’s ‘so proud’ because her ’15-year-old transgender son is going through menopause.’ https://notthebee.com/article/mom-says-shes-so-proud-of-transgender-son-going-through-menopause

01/07/2021: Stop persecuting Zachary Rolfe. Ask yourself who would not shoot dead a mad dog (with a string of convictions to his name) who had just stabbed both you and your fellow officer? Frankly I think we could save a lot of money (and police) if police were granted an open season on such creatures who waste 99% of police time, account for 99% of crime and loss from crime and represent less than 1% of the population. ‘Three strikes and you’re out’ seems about right to me. The first offence say a few hundred lashes, the second removal of a significant body part (without anaesthesia) – I think the left testicle is just about right, the third time a quick bullet to the brain – recycle for valuable body parts. I do not give ‘mad dogs’ who attack my sheep even the first two chances. Neither should we: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/zachary-rolfe-was-cop-charged-with-being-white/news-story/85aafc94435a4f8f62190b6126b2e601

01/07/2021: We are in a mess we may never get out of. China has won World War 3 without firing a single shot – except Covid: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/30/forget-the-virus-we-should-be-panicked-by-productivity-lost/

30/06/2021: Follow the science: ‘Deadly’ Delta variant registers a 99.9+% recovery rate: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/follow-the-science-deadly-delta-variant-registers-a-99.9-recovery-rate This happened with the 1919 swine flu epidemic (which killed 30 million) too. It is normal.

30/06/2021: The evil that men do to each other - I am by now on about my fifth apocalypse yet life seems to go on for me with scarcely a ripple: https://spectator.org/overpopulation-population-control/

30/06/2021: I see the government now admits that we will have deficits for at least another 40 years (due to their crazed response to a slightly more dangerous seasonal flu, ie covid) – as I warned (towards the end of 2019) before they began this manic behaviour. Back then I said, “Please don’t waste any (public) money trying to save me” (I am among the most ‘at risk’ group, ie the elderly). Instead they have wasted many billions per capita ‘saving’ (each of) me and my like, but they have also failed miserably. Those who were going to die, died anyway (Oh No!) of something else instead. Nigards! As might be expected if you are ancient, immune compromised, ‘on your last legs’ so to speak. The savings of those who survived have been completely destroyed. The economy has been destroyed. Yes it has. Talk it up as they may want to do. The value of practically everything has been destroyed (as the prices rose). Think houses for example. Inflation has hardly yet begun to bite, but it will. It has already priced a generation out of home ownership. Our future options to deal with anything really serious (think defence, energy shortages) are now zilch. The next 2-3 generations will still be paying for this folly when I am long dead (likely of something else anyway). Where’s the gain? And in the meantime all our precious freedoms have been trashed and abolished for all time! All the major parties were complicit in this – as communism triumphed over us without a shot being fired! Just like the Shah’s great army really - remember that?

30/06/2021: Holier than Thou Conservation. More National Parks for green public servants to mismanage? I don’t think so. Since at least the time of the original (crown land) surveys of this country vast areas were set aside as ‘crown land’ or ‘reserves’ in ‘perpetuity’. It is within these vast areas that modern ‘conservationists’ imagine they find ‘rare’ ‘endangered’ creatures, plants etc. Is that any wonder? It is what they were always set aside for and what they have been managed for (with mixed use) for 200 years? Clearly there was nothing (particularly) wrong with the ‘management’ system of the previous (mixed use) if such things have been ‘protected’ thereby for ~200 years! Indeed if you hold to the old adage that ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’ then the previous management’ was superior to the era of ‘national parks’ management which has seen such widespread destruction of these areas whilst simultaneously excluding our ‘enjoyment’ (ie use) of them. I would see an end to National and Sate Parks and a return to the previous system of state forests with mixed use including long cycle timber harvesting, (some) mining, (some) grazing, widespread hunting, camping and recreation generally and (some) development eg of accommodation facilities, shelter huts, walking trails etc. BTW: Jesus knew well the trappings that a holier-than-thou attitude would have on a person, exemplifying this in His memorable parable, “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector,” in Luke 18:10-14. In the parable, a Pharisee and a tax collector went to the temple to pray one day, with the Pharisee going first: “God, I thank You that I am not like other men — extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all I possess.” When it was the tax collector’s time to speak, he didn’t look up but beat his chest and said, “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” The parable ends with Jesus saying the man who humbles himself would be exalted by God while the man who exalts himself would be humbled by God. I gleefully await the ‘humbling’ of the ‘holier than thou’ conservationists who visit on us ever increasing restrictions, not to mention environmental disasters!

30/06/2021: Men can do everything better than women – including being women: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/transgender-boygirl-crowned-miss-nevada-not-a-joke/

 

29/06/2021: Transgenderism! No, it’s not OK. Example 1: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-sad-state-of-ireland/ Example 2: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/nzs-female-olympic-weightlifter.html

 

Related: A disastrous ‘experiment’ - You just can’t make a man into a woman or vice versa: https://quillette.com/2021/06/18/when-sons-become-daughters-its-time-to-admit-that-reflexive-affirmation-has-been-a-mistake/

 

How truly crazy can it all get to be: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/the-practising-midwife-practising-what-precisely.html

29/06/2021: Just look at the real disasters which occurred as world temperature dropped (by 4C) over the last 8.000 years (yet the commies/loonies are always warning us of the dangers of ‘global warming’): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/24/how-to-compare-today-to-the-past/

And their ‘climate models’ are just plain wrong: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/24/climate-models-worse-than-nothing/ Yet the ‘climate lockdowns’ are definitely coming. Brace yourself: https://moonbattery.com/climate-lockdowns-are-coming-2/

29/06/2021: UK: Why most people who now die from Covid have been vaccinated: “Consider the hypothetical world where absolutely everyone had received a less than perfect vaccine. Although the death rate would be low, everyone who died would have been fully vaccinated.No-one said the vaccine would be 100% safe but no disease is 100% safe either. The risk of death and ill-effects from a disease are always orders of magnitude greater than the risk of vaccination. That is the whole point in prevention: https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/commentisfree/2021/jun/27/why-most-people-who-now-die-with-covid-have-been-vaccinated Nonetheless the saying, ‘Prevention is better than cure’ should not ignore cure either. Ivomec, hydroxychloroquine and other proven treatments should be readily available (not banned as in Victoria). Mind you, this is also an interesting point: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/28/hoxploitation-vaccination-nudgers-seize-on-shindig-numbers/

28/06/2021: Life on a River: I know Huck had the mighty Mississippi and Mark Twain to extol its virtues but the scale of that is just too vast for me. Instead I reckon one could spend much of one’s life just exploring a small river such as the Tyers, Tanjil, Latrobe, Thomson or Wonnagatta in Gippsland. I know I have but I have still only barely touched on their beauty and wonder.

We took the afternoon ff from our (fallen) tree clean-up activities to have a pleasant drive featuring parts of the Tyers River catchment and lunch at the Erica Hotel (recommended). The Moondarra dam was still overflowing nicely as in the post Moondarra Maelstrom. It should be even more spectacular after some more rain next weekend and early the week after that.  Take a look.

You turn at the Moondarra dam turn-off on the Moe-Erica Rd. It is only about 5 km on a tar road to this bridge. If you go another 300 metres to the beginning of the Wirilda Walking Track you can walk down about half a kilometre to look up ate this spectacular waterfall. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/27/life-on-a-river/

28/06/2021: A Complete List of Survival Documentaries – maybe this will help: https://www.shtfblog.com/complete-list-of-survival-documentaries/?fbclid=IwAR0mlGruBUzxbjQ2jeBLJlV8eK4BCTo4Y8BlN70vOC1M_xhpZfs9SEIA7Jo

28/06/2021: As the Delta death toll soars to zero the draconian response really ramps up! Has it also occurred to you that the quickest way for everyone (else – the elderly are after all already protected) to acquire immunity is to encourage the virus to rage, by mandating virus sleepover parties kissing competitions and the like?

28/06/2021: What happens when your currency collapses? Remember just yesterday when this happened in Venezuela? Now it is happening in Lebanon. Inflation in the USA has hit 12% pa. Soon this will happen here too. Already the value of our A$ has plummeted from where it was a handful of years ago. https://spectatorworld.com/topic/happens-currency-collapses-lebanon/

27/06/2021: Preliminary results of the Arizona audit will be out Monday (US time) and will show a huge discrepancy between the number of paper ballots and the number of electronic ballots. For just this one county (Maricopa) it will be tens of thousands out in a state which supposedly had a margin of perhaps ten thousand. This revelation alone will fairly quickly unwind the fake election results all over America though the full audit will show much worse malfeasance. First the Arizona Representatives and Senators will be replaced – and the Electoral College members. Meanwhile Trump is once again holding large rallies: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/president-trump-speaks-wellington-oh-7-pm-et-live-stream-video-38000-watching-2-hrs-event/

27/06/2021: “A woman is an adult human female (not an identity or feeling),” and that trans women are “biological males [who] choose to live as a woman, or believe they actually are women.” These are statements that almost every person knows to be true, but which have become unfashionable to say out loud in highly progressive subcultures.” https://quillette.com/2021/06/24/standing-up-to-the-gender-ideologues-a-quillette-editorial/ On the other hand some people seem to think you can be naked with a penis in front of children and still be a woman: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/female-customer-freaks-sees-biological-male-walking-around-penis-around-children-la-womens-day-spa-spa-defends-naked-man-video/ Some people are nuts.

27/06/2021: London is through with lockdowns. (Perhaps we can regain our freedoms after all: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/26/covid-and-the-forces-of-spontaneous-disorder/ ): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/massive-london-protests-lockdowns-enough-enough/

26/06/2021: Beware Parallel Arguments. If you go far down this route you will soon be eating Irish babies (a la Swift): https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/06/my-body-my-rights.html

26/06/2021: Someone (at least) is trying to stop the mad mullahs in Iran: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/06/attack-damages-irans-nuclear-centrifuge-manufacturing-facility/

26/06/2021: The Night Watch Uncroppedwish I had some of the scraps: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61640

25/06/2021: -81C. Ten degrees below normal in June. A lot more to be done to fix ‘global warming’ then: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/minus-81-celcius-last-week-in-antarctica/ That’s almost 4C below the freezing point of CO2 (at sea level): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/23/global-warming-scott-base-antarctica-endures-115f-cold-enough-to-freeze-co2/

25/06/2021: Vaccine Woes: Now let me get this right. Our Federal Government destroyed the economy and created a trillion dollar debt over a head cold which might have killed a small number of geriatrics who are by now already dead from something else instead, while at the same time either actively opposing or banning cheap safe treatments which would have been at least as effective against the virus (as the vaccines are likely to be). They ordered more than enough of the Oxford (Astra-Zenica – BTW what Della and I have had two of) to inoculate more than the entire population (doses which actually exist now) but they are banning its use because of a rare (treatable) blood clotting risk 1/666,000 people ie 27 people altogether in the 18 million people who have not yet been vaccinated even though the risk of blindness, heart failure and death from the MRNA vaccines are even worse than this, and no doubt so is the virus itself! Who is actually in charge up there people? Canberra (and Spring St and City Hall) should be demolished and all its inhabitants sent out to do real work such as fruit-picking, shearing etc.

25/06/2021: Some of our beloved (millions of) ‘public servants’ at work – how many others serve the CCP? None of them ever served us, that’s sure. Let’s begin to get rid of them eg at 10% per year until either they are all gone or we are down to the number we actually need: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/csiro-australian-unis-in-with-wuhan-lab-too-and-forgot-to-mention-it-for-18-months/

24/06/2021: Public Servants: Living in straw houses they spend their time detecting and papering over holes in the walls. These are the folk who were too stupid and too lazy to leave school at 15 and get a job and a life. Now we allow them to dominate out lives (over 2 million of them. Seriously. Nearly enough so the average family could each have one as a butler!) We must urgently divest ourselves of Government. That is the most pressing issue of our time.

24/06/2021: 20 Years of heroic sacrifice in Afghanistan for this (During which period we have imported how many hundreds of thousands of like Fifth Columnists.): https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/afghan-national-army-abandon-posts-and-hand-capital-of-uruzgan-province-to-taliban-handshakes-all-ro.html

24/06/2021: “He balances a line of M&Ms on his erect penis and takes photographs of it.” Unfit to be President: https://nypost.com/2021/06/22/did-joe-inadvertently-pay-for-hunter-bidens-wild-night-at-chateau-marmont/

23/06/2021: Keeping Clean on the Trail: I have written various posts about this over time but the issue remains important and the ‘solutions’ not known by everyone. Of course it is much more vital on a longer trip. If you are an ultralight hiker by now you will have discovered that it is not that hard to keep your skin out weight below around 5 kg including perhaps even the means to hunt and fish (eg a Pack Rifle and ultralight fishing kit) to supplement your food supply and so keep you going even longer (and including important survival gear such as rope, a Sat Phone and a Sat Messenger as well as a reasonably comprehensive First Aid Kit).

I usually carry a bit under 500 grams per day in food and fuel, so adding 5 kg to the above total will give me at least an enjoyable ten day trip at approx 10 kg (22 lbs) not counting water. Most healthy people could easily start out with 10 kg more than that, so a 30 day trip is easy enough – anyway when you are young! If you are going where fish and game are plentiful (and you have the skill to take them) then you can easily shorten your rations to 250 grams per day and supplement with fresh-caught game of various sorts, so that a 60 day unsupplied trip is not exceptional, but there will be no bathrooms or laundromats along the way so you must needs shift.

If you can’t keep yourself and your clothes clean you risk a variety of problems so you should give some thought to how it is best done. I guess if you are only out of doors in the warmer months then it is fairly easy just to bathe in the rivers and streams, to wash your clothes whilst you do so and to let them dry on your body as you walk along. I confess I have used this strategy for many years even in cooler weather (say 13C days and 0C nights) though now I am over seventy I do find my courage is waning as I come to the cold daily plunge into an icy winter stream. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/22/keeping-clean-on-the-trail/

23/06/2021: The World's tallest tree: who would have believed that this 154 metre mountain ash felled at Healesville in 1872 was 40 metres taller than the largest Californian redwood ever recorded: http://baddevelopers.nfshost.com/Docs/talltrees.htm

 

23/06/2021: 1001 Reasons why you should doubt ‘the consensus’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/22/why-the-claimed-97-consensus-is-meaningless/

 

23/06/2021: Oh Yes:

“1 Identify a respected institution

2. Kill it.

3. Gut it.

4 Wear its carcass as a skin-suit while demanding respect.” David Burge, Iowahawk.

 

22/06/2021: How do I have two medical degrees if I am oppressed? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/21/is-this-cultural-appropriation/

 

22/06/2021: Good advice: How Not to fall Off a Ladder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n28tYo5T1Po&t=486s

 

22/06/2021: Testing Bullet Resistant Glass – here’s some advice: Don’t argue with a 12 gauge: https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-box-o-truth-6-ballistic-resistant-glass-gets-tested/

 

21/06/2021: Frankly it looks to me as in TubiTV has more to offer than Netflix – and it appears to be  free: https://tubitv.com/home

21/06/2021: 3 Years Younger in Just 8 Weeks – time to give it a go: https://www.studyfinds.org/aging-reversed-biological-age-3-years-younger-8-weeks/

21/06/2021: From Gallipoli to Uruzgan – we send our fine young people to fight for freedom in s---holes like this, but for what? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/captive-population-of-afghanistans-uruzgan-province-celebrate-return-of-the-taliban-tragedy.html  Should be considered together with: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/06/18/is-it-racist-to-confront-a-suicide-bomber/

 

20/06/2021: Welcome to Pluto: https://www.space.com/pluto-fully-illuminated-observation-suggests-active-surface?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=space.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR1I3L8X0YDoU2LY2SbewDwwxsW3kSKmkgeEs-a1j1UHZ-cPEgnEv8dTRz4

 

20/06/2021: Answering the Important Questions: Are bidets really better for the planet than toilet paper? https://www.popsci.com/environment/bidets-vs-toilet-paper/

 

20/06/2021: The Great Buster (2018): This is the best film I have seen in years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0MWzWNMNc

 

19/06/2021: “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country." JFK Inaugural address. The Old Left and the New Left are seriously different creatures. Remember how the Soviets expended millions of their citizens eradicating the Nazi scourge for example? The new left are all draft dodgers and ‘pacifists’ though their keyboard warrior bullying and fascist control agendas somewhat belie it. The Old Left built power stations. Maybe you remember Yevteshenko’s famous poem, ‘The Bratsk Power Station’? I can remember enjoying drinking bouts with him back in the 60s. Now they want to just tear them down and replace them with the Swiftean ‘ideology’ of ‘extracting sunbeams from cucumbers’ or some such nonsense. The Old Left believed in the betterment of mankind. The New Left want mankind exterminated as a scourge on the planet! Mind you they are also pretty noisy about crying out to mummy (or the State etc) for help the moment the going gets tough – instead of standing on their own two feet, or employing advanced preparedness - something they are definitely not good at. Of course the problems that they are crying out to have ‘solved’ are the very ones they created with their green nightmares in the first place. The destructiveness of the storms we have been experiencing (just like the fires of not so very long ago) were all caused by their idiotic demands for a new land (mis) management system. All the trees down over power lines fences, roads etc which are at present a gargantuan feat to remove (I know I have some) are only there because they insisted they not be removed (or allowed to grow in inappropriate places) back when it was safe and easy to remove/prevent them. Now so many of them are whingeing because they do not have electricity (when just yesterday they forced the closure of Hazelwood) and demanding recompense (from the rest of us) who installed our own back-up generators ages ago when it became obvious the grid would collapse just because of their green dreams. It is not mankind (or covid –another of their ideas) which are a plague, but the Left itself. It must be fought with our last breath and defeated.

19/06/2021: Of course it was a Chinese bio-weapon, but now there is proof. But there’s more. Our own ‘higher education industry’ is mostly just a Fifth Column for the CPC. Who would have guessed? Now there’s something we can do without. After all, there is a shortage of shearers, fruit pickers and labourers generally: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/rumor-top-chinese-secret-service-man-defected-says-covid-was-military-bioweapon/

19/06/2021: There is good news in the UK – I am still holding my breath for something like this to happen here too: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/people-abandoning-bbc-propaganda-for-new-uk-channel-gb-news/

18/06/2021: 1500th Post: Quite a milestone. Who would have thought six years ago that I would have written so much – well over a million words on this blog and nearly 45,000 photos apparently! I’m sure this would have been more than a life’s achievement for many people, though for me it has been a hobby, one which has perhaps taken too much of my time away from more important jobs – but I hope you have enjoyed it so far. Judging by the considerable feedback I have had, I gather most people have, so I will try to keep it up.

Every hundred posts or so I have summarised the highlights of the previous hundred or so –  which tradition I will continue here. It has taken me a little over a year to write the last 100 posts; a bit of a slow year, the covid year, and I have only spent a bit over a couple of weeks sleeping on the ground during it instead of my more normal more than a month – but next year may be better. We will hope so though I know that most people my age are astonished that we ever sleep on the ground. Worse luck to them, I say. Of course I don’t always post about every camping trip – only if I have something new to say. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/18/1500th-post/

18/06/2021: The Good news that you don’t hear is that the Barrier Reef (corals generally) and most everything else was doing fine during the dinosaur era when CO2 was 20,000 ppm (50 times today’s miserly <400ppm): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/15/good-news-for-australias-barrier-reef-youll-likely-not-hear-about-in-the-media/

 

18/06/2021: Masks provide a warm, moist environment for bacteria to grow: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/17/lab-analysis-of-face-masks/

 

18/06/2021: Well done China. If it’s good enough for you who produce all the slave labor useless panels and windmills, surely we can follow suit? After all we have plenty of coal still: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/china-suddenly-puts-brakes-on-climate-action-and-solar-subsidies/

17/06/2021: $50 No Spoil Sheep Hay Feeder: The big round bales are definitely the most economic source of hay but there is much wastage if they are not feeding enthusiastically so this is the way around that problem:

I cut a 2.4 metre (8′) piece of concrete reinforcing mesh (about 6 mm or 1/4″ steel diameter and in 8″ or 20 cm squares) in half with the angle grinder or the bolt cutters – whatever is to hand. They cost around $60 each for a 6 metre or 20′ length so this gives me two feeders. I overlap the squares one or two spaces depending whether feeding out silage (which is smaller in diameter) or hay and simply join them with lots of cable ties.

As soon as it rains they get stuck into it:

I source used pallets for free from behind local stores (asking first of course) to sit the bale on, then I cut down a 6′ diameter (if I can get it) beach umbrella to use as a roof and cable tie the ribs to the outside rim of the weldmesh feeder so that the hay does not spoil from rain if the sheep are not feeding very enthusiastically. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/17/50-no-spoil-sheep-hay-feeder/

17/06/2021: Droughts and Flooding Rains: Only a couple of days ago ‘Facebook Memories’ reminded me that on this day in 2012 (and again in 2013 – would you believe it?) we had more than a month of rain in a single day – a pretty good fall – but ‘Hughie’ excelled himself yesterday with 7.5 inches, nearly double that in a day, and another 3 the next day. Over 10″ or 250mm mostly within 24 hours.

About the same as an event we had a couple of years after we settled here (in 1993) when our gentle creek turned into a colossal monster, blew out all our dams and fences and deposited over half a metre of debris along the bottom of our property. (We had to replace the creek fence). Yesterday was much the same, though the dams and fences survived (though hardly unscathed) this time.

We have lots of work ahead of us to fix the damage but we are still ‘weathering the storm’ really. we have spent days beginning to chain saw fallen trees/branches off fences and repairing pumps and generators etc. We have had no electricity (out nearly a week – thank goodness for the generator we installed over summer!), patchy mobile phone coverage, no internet. Our radio reception here is internet based and our TV reception is never good. Of course there has been no mail – or visitors!

Just to add insult to injury we have had (main) generator problems (fixed this afternoon) and the main water pump decided to fuse (again fixed this afternoon) – so now we have both just had our first hot shower in two days (bliss!).

Fortunately we have a wood heater so we have been warm and the secondary generator has provided us with lighting and we have even been able to watch a (recorded) series on TV at night – so hardly a miserable time really. And, as always we have each other – what a blessing that is! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/17/droughts-and-flooding-rains/

17/06/2021: Sheep drench comes to the rescue again: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-potential-antiviral-compound-covid-flu.html I did a small trial on Fenbendazole and Levamisole recently to see if they would cure cancer in two sheep. The cancers were quite advanced so I ceased the experiment before the animals began to suffer and euthanised them instead. However the early result showed a rapid shrinkage of the tumors (50% in a week). I suspect if I knew the correct dosages and what chemicals helped (eg CBD) I might end up curing many cancers with simple cheap farm chemicals. Of course no (real) human trials will ever take place because there is no money for big pharma to make out of chemicals which are out of patent no matter how efficacious they may be.

17/06/2021: Put in an order for a heap of these safe mini nuclear power plants yesterday Scott. To begin, half a dozen to replace Hazelwood: https://newatlas.com/energy/seaborg-floating-nuclear-reactor-barge/

17/06/2021: The role of black hats within the deep state in taking down a President: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/what-really-happened-on-capitol-hill-on-jan-6/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/now-audio-proof-fbi-dhs-attempted-recruit-green-beret-infiltrate-oath-keepers-jan-6-riot-recorded/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carlson-was-jan-6-capitol-siege-orchestrated-by-the-fbi/

16/06/2021: “What historians will definitely wonder about in future centuries is how deeply flawed logic, obscured by shrewd and unrelenting propaganda, actually enabled a coalition of powerful special interests to convince nearly everyone in the world that CO2 from human industry was a dangerous, planet-destroying toxin. It will be remembered as the greatest mass delusion in the history of the world – that CO2, the life of plants, was considered for a time to be a deadly poison.

Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century’s developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age.” Richard Lindzen, Prof atmospheric physicist MIT: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/climate-fears-stop-new-gas-plants-in-europe-then-cold-hits-and-they-go-back-to-coal/ Mind you the price of coal hardly reflects everyone deserting it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/great-news-for-coal-rich-australia-our-living-standards-as-coal-price-hits-10-year-high.html

16/06/2021: Yes, let’s buy some US nuclear powered subs: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/defence/2021/06/the-solution-to-our-addled-submarine-program/

 

16/06/2021: What mother earth thinks of cars: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mother-earth-just-swallowed-a-car-whole/

 

15/06/2021: No bats in Wuhan wet market but plenty in Wuhan virus lab – please add this to your memory of all the other lies we are being told by communist apparatchiks (about coal for example): https://moonbattery.com/smoking-bats-at-wuhan-institute-of-virology/ 

 

15/06/2021: Can you believe they just gave this woman a knighthood. Once desertion under fire was considered treason and a capital offence: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/former-victoria-police-commissioner-christine-nixon-made-an-officer-in-the-order-of-australia-ao.html

 

15/06/2021: Did you see all this maskless G7 elbow bumping. This was just the beginning of their nonsense. And these are the leaders of the free world? What hope is there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UVYOl2_v78

 

14/06/2021: Seeing through camouflage – training hunters need: https://www.sciencealert.com/people-can-be-trained-to-see-through-camouflage-and-it-works-better-than-we-thought

 

14/06/2021: How the Left overthrew Bibi – much the same thing has happened in NZ (where Ardern most definitely did not win a majority in the election) and elsewhere: https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-coup-against-benjamin-netanyahu/

 

14/06/2021: We need to declare war on the greens and the Left generally. They are still be greatest world menace: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/12/funding-alarmism-the-iron-triangle/

 

13/06/2021: Stay away from whales: https://nypost.com/2021/06/11/lobster-diver-swallowed-by-humpback-whale-near-cape-cod/

 

13/06/2021: Covid was an act of war by communist China against the West and particularly Donald Trump. At this stage they are still winning, but the fight-back has begun (in Arizona for example): https://pjmedia.com/uncategorized/paula-bolyard/2021/06/12/chinese-defector-n1454189

 

13/06/2021: This is beyond the limits of free speech: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/tragic-to-see-london-bobbies-escorting-facilitating-islamists-as-they-call-for-mass-murder-of-jews.html

 

11/06/2021: What will the Left decide to cancel next: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/leftist-loons-now-targeting-racist-bird-names/

 

11/06/2021: How many people have died from Covid because the Left don't like Donald Trump: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/hydroxychloroquine-a-year-later-3-times-higher-survival-rate-trump-was-right/

 

10/06/2021: Della: 24 hours without power now and flood damage to our creek and fencing, but we are nevertheless warm and comfortable, enjoying the benefits of our generator and wood fire. The flood damage will be restored with time and a bit of hard yakka and hopefully our power will be restored in a couple of days. Life has its ups and downs, but this is still our piece of paradise. Hope you are all faring as well as possible!

 

09/06/2021: Ray Bradbury wrote ‘Fahrenheit 451’ at the UCLA library, on typewriters that rented for 10c a half hour. He said he carried a sack full of dimes to the library and completed the book in nine days, at a cost of $9.80. Did he invent cancel culture? Remember this advice to Montag (how prescient) “Colored people don’t like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Burn it. Someone’s written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag. Take your fight outside. Better yet, into the incinerator....“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none...”

09/06/2021: Is Immigration a good thing – the Romans would beg to disagree. I think (while a small degree of flux is necessary and desirable) it is generally better to produce and raise your own people (just like food really, and many other things). It is important to be able to choose the quality of one’s population, something which we have overlooked for too long – especially as we allowed Marxist educators to do all that they can to destroy the young, their understanding of the importance of tradition, nation, family, marriage, commerce & etc. Sure, we may have pizzas and souvlakis and curry, but I suspect we just might have had those things without mass migration if we really needed them anyway. I still prefer roast lamb really: https://www.wsj.com/articles/open-immigration-was-a-disaster-for-rome-1518545514

09/06/2021: Could not agree more: rocks are endangered: “A rock can take millions of years to form, but it only takes a second for someone to skip a smooth pebble into a lake, and then it is gone.” Dr. Kaiser said. “Perhaps these thoughtless rock-skippers don’t care if they leave our planet completely devoid of rocks, but what about our children? Don’t they deserve the chance to hold a rock and toss it up and down a few times?” http://www.theonion.com/articles/geologists-we-may-be-slowly-running-out-of-rocks,17341/

 

08/06/2021: The Horrible History of Jones: GK Chesterton WAS marvelous. Recall this old favourite and how prescient it was: http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/books/Jones.html

08/06/2021: Rare Earths – a Chinese hegemony you may not have heard about: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/01/the-chinese-minerals-hegemony-and-the-joy-of-regulation/ PS: As usual our Greens are the enemy within

08/06/2021: So maybe those UFOs aren’t hypersonic jets after all: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/if-a-smart-guy-on-youtube-can-explain-these-alien-videos-why-cant-the-department-of-defence/

08/06/2021: On the 77th anniversary of D-Day the last liberator of Auschwitz is dead at 98: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9658087/Last-surviving-soldier-involved-liberation-Auschwitz-dies.html

07/06/2021: The Wuhan lab origin story gets worse and worse: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/us-defence-sent-money-to-wuhan-lab-to-counter-weapons-of-mass-destruction-and-helped-create-one/

Clearly Fauci et al are mass murderers: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/07/we-are-now-looking-at-mass-murder-on-an-unfathomable-scale/

07/06/2021: Donald is looking good. Watch the 7 minute cut: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/06/donald-trump-in-north-carolina-today/

07/06/2021: Only one D-Day survivor present at 77th anniversary memorial: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/06/06/the-day-the-the-word-courage-came-alive-n1452448

06/06/2021: A Soldier Fights so That Others Might Live: ‘Where Saito had demanded that each of his men kill ten Americans, one dauntless American had killed more than 100 Japanese.’ https://www.theepochtimes.com/a-soldier-fights-so-that-others-might-live_3838314.html?utm_source=partner

06/06/2021: Does Billy Bunter make you feels safe? I thought we had hit the bottom with Christine Nixon, but maybe not: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/trade-union-chief-luke-billy-bunter-cornelius-explains-what-drives-him-hes-here-for-the-little-peopl.html

06/06/2021: This Chinese defector is why the virus narrative turned around so suddenly just lately: https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2021/06/04/exclusive-high-ranking-chinese-defector-has-direct-knowledge-of-several-chinese-special-weapons-programs-n391238

05/06/2021: Something new for the asexual to do: https://moonbattery.com/gender-affirmation-surgery-for-the-asexual/ Yes, we are largely men or women (thank goodness!) – those who ‘aren’t’ have always been rather sad cases best not pilloried but not pandered to either.

05/06/2021: Shrinkflation - this has been going on for some time: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/06/03/under-biden-brace-yourselves-for-shrinkflation-n1451993

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04/06/2021: Covid hysteria really is an alternative reality (brought to you by communist apparatchiks). Contrast the actual data from eg the Ruby Princess where a whole shipload of very elderly folk were (deliberately) exposed to the virus: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/02/have-these-people-never-heard-of-ivermectin/ NB Elderly people (such as me) die with great regularity anyway. This used to be known as ‘life’ (or ‘death’ - however you want to view it)

The greatest criminal (so far) of the C21st: The truth finally begins to emerge: Fauci lied about hydroxychloroquine – millions of lives could have been saved. He also lied about the virus (not) having ‘escaped’ from a Chinese lab which he helped set up: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/smoking-gun-fauci-lied-millions-died-fauci-informed-hydroxychloroquine-worked-lied-public-instead-despite-science-fauciemails/ Meanwhile Marxist dictators Merlino and Sutton have had us locked down for the fourth time over nothing, just more lies.

Hopefully the big push back against China (BTW Well done in NZ Scott) will be the beginning of the end for this vile regime. It is well past time it was gone and the Chinese people free at last: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/the-ccp-in-china-has-managed-to-alienate-nearly-the-whole-advanced-world/

04/06/2021: Where has all the global warming gone? We are back to where we were forty years ago with temperatures flatlining (or falling sharply) depending where on the graph you look) everywhere. Coldest in 140 years currently in Germany for example. All because so-called ‘climate scientists’ (almost all Marxist products of ‘liberal arts’ academies in reality got the feedbacks completely wrong. As I showed back on 29/05 there is actually no warming from CO2 or Methane (for over 400,000 years): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/02/the-new-pause-lengthens-by-another-2-months-to-6-years-2-months/

04/06/2021: The military will obviously invest heavily in/take over (Musk’s) Starship – who would not want a vehicle which can deliver 100 tonnes of cargo to any spot on earth within one hour?

03/06/2021: 102-year-old spends birthday morning walking up Hawke's Bay's Sugar Loaf Hill: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/125307685/102yearold-spends-birthday-morning-walking-up-hawkes-bays-sugar-loaf-hill?fbclid=IwAR1TZ1EMB-1MV-On6Aa1D7rsiiP_CaCxOdKVwUnON9v6MqnFW9wF9Y_Xg2A

03/06/2021: Before the end of 2021 Biden/Harris will be gone (likely to gaol) and Trump confirmed as President as a whole flurry of audits overturns the stolen election. The results from Arizona (which will be explosive) will be out within a couple of weeks. This will result in overturning the Arizona result, recalling two Senators and deleting the Democrats majority in the Senate. It will also overturn all the legislation they have passed since January. Interesting times: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/happening-now-pennsylvania-legislative-delegation-sits-arizona-lawmakers-discuss-election-integrity-replicating-audit/ Pennsylvania is on board (and Georgia). The result in Wisconsin has already been overturned. New Hampshire is also now in doubt. I doubt that Nevada, Michigan and Minnesota can hold out, but he only needs Arizona, Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania anyway. It will be interesting to see what he does with Pence.

Getting closer: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/breaking-huge-update-arizona-audit-director-ken-bennett-14-pallets-remaining-44-pallets-video/

03/06/2021: Remembering Robert Heinlein. I confess to having for long been a huge fan.: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/31/remembering-robert-a-heinlein/ Particularly prophetic I think were his ‘Crazy Years’ (happening about now) to wit "a gradual deterioration of mores, orientation and social institutions, terminating in mass psychoses in the sixth decade".

02/06/2021: Such an earth-like planet. Musk may be right to want to go there. Let’s hope Kim Stanley Robinson’s predictions of it terraformability in his Mars Trilogy come to pass: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/30/nasas-curiosity-rover-captures-shining-clouds-on-mars/

02/06/2021: At last a real chocolate frog: https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/31466/20210531/surprising-discovery-harry-potter-chocolate-frog-species-new-guinea-stuns.htm

02/06/2021: Guards Didn’t Notice Prisoner Beheading Cellmate, Wearing His Body Parts: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/guards-didnt-notice-prisoner-beheading-cellmate-wearing-his-body-parts/ Mind you I could recommend a number of other cell mates for him, Adrian Bayley for one!

02/06/2021: They would rather kill you than cure you. Donna Lafromboise: Doctors Shout from the Rooftops About COVID Miracle Drug. “Accomplished, experienced ICU doctors say Ivermectin can end the global pandemic. But health authorities don’t want to hear about it, and journalists won’t report it.” https://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2021/05/31/doctors-shout-from-the-rooftops-about-covid-miracle-drug/ We have had ours since February last year (and we already had a drum of sheep drench in the shed). Maybe time you got as script.

In addition: I think I would be avoiding the Mrna vaccines. Probably if I were much younger I would just rely on hydoxychloroquine and Ivomectin: https://uncoverdc.com/2021/05/31/vaccine-expert-warns-we-made-a-big-mistake/

01/06/2021: “Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.” David Hume (1711-1776) Scottish philosopher, historian and economist, ‘First Principles of Government’.

01/06/2021: Just click on these WW2 photos to see the same places today, yet Kamala’s comment on Memorial Day (what we call Remembrance Day) was ‘enjoy the long weekend’: https://interactive.guim.co.uk/embed/2014/apr/image-opacity-slider-master/index.html?ww2-dday

01/06/2021: Once the news that Covid ought not to have killed anyone goes mainstream: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/its-the-biggest-medical-scandal-since-1850-even-the-us-president-had-to-be-treated-in-secret/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/31/ivermectin-the-story-continues/ people will no doubt start to succeed in this huge legal case which seeks to have those responsible for the disastrous response to the disease charged with crimes against humanity:  https://richardsonpost.com/joe-hoft/22026/corona-fraud-lawsuit/

31/05/1453: The Day the World Ended (at least for the Roman Empire) -  but the beginning of the end of civilization itself as Islam swept in and murdered everybody (as they will): https://pjmedia.com/columns/robert-spencer/2021/05/29/today-is-the-anniversary-of-the-last-day-of-the-world-the-fall-of-constantinople-n1450751

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31/05/2021: This is what country Victoria would be doing if it could – what am I saying? All of country Australia would secede and form its own country if it could remove itself from being governed by big city Marxists: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/oregon-counties-join-movement-leave-state-become-part-idaho/

31/05/2021: Wonnangatta 23.6: A couple more ignorant reporters trying to beat something out of nothing –rehashing the most egregious rubbish and exposing thereby there complete ignorance of the bush: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/we-don-t-jump-at-ghosts-here-what-happened-in-wonnangatta-valley-20210520-p57tn5.html

31/05/2021: Why ‘science’ doesn’t work, ‘the finest candlemakers in the world could not come up with electric lights’ (NB Allan Savory has done more good in the world than another 100 scientists – BTW We sare building more and more paddocks): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Savory) : https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/on-science.html

31/05/2021: Sounds of Nepal: We were lucky enough to hike the EBC in November 2019 before Covid locked us all away from the world. We expected to have returned for other adventures before now and still hope to do so later this year or maybe next year.

When Della was in Namche she bought this yak bell as a ‘souvenir’ something which would make the place ‘come again’ which can only work if you carried it from there in your pack – which she did (the not so ultralight hiker).

Of course in the absence of yaks it fails to ring out around our hills as the bells did in Nepal, and whilst I guess we could tie it around the neck of one of our sheep they may not appreciate it – preferring as they do to go au naturelle. I have been wondering how I could make it sound for Della, and today in between working on tractor implements I have a device which works quite well – in Tyvek of course!

Naturally this is a prototype and will be further refined in silnylon. The bell itself has started to rust so it will need to be treated with something to preserve it – however I thought you  might like to hear the wind gently blow the striker and ring the bell. It sounds very like the yak trains which I have added below as well for comparison. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/30/sounds-of-nepal/

30/05/2021: The wisdom in this is startling: The Pitfalls of Relying on ‘Lived Experience’ to Resolve Debates over Public Policy: https://reason.com/volokh/2021/05/26/pitfalls-of-relying-on-lived-experience-to-resolve-debates-over-public-policy/

30/05/2021: If something as slow and obvious as a giant tortoise can be out there what else is yet to be discovered: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/05/27/galapagos-giant-tortoise-discovery-extinct/9421622129838/

30/05/2021: When communists run things: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/one-of-these-states-is-not-like-the-others.html

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29/05/2021: Ominous, Read this and weep: In 1958 Communists Had 45 Goals to Take Over the U.S./Australia Without Firing a Shot. Here Are the Ones They've Already Achieved: https://pjmedia.com/uncategorized/kevindowneyjr/2021/05/27/communists-have-45-goals-to-take-over-the-u-s-without-firing-a-shot-here-are-the-shocking-goals-they-have-already-achieved-n1450032

Communist goals 1963: http://www.ecjones.org/1963_Communist_Goals.pdf

Who do you think is ultimately responsible for the epidemic  of fatherlessness and the breakdown of marriage in our society? “Communism abolishes eternal truths,” Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto (1848). “It abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” And further,Abolish the family!… The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital…. The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry, all family ties among the proletarians are torn asunder, and their children transformed into simple articles of commerce and instruments of labour.”

29/05/2021: (To the school strikers) Well said Alan Jones, “You’re selfish, badly educated, virtue-signaling little turds inspired by the adults around you who crave a feeling of having a noble cause while they indulge themselves in Western luxury and unprecedented quality of life…wake up, grow up, and shut up until you’re sure of the facts before protesting.” https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/a-message-for-the-school-strikers-get-serious-and-tell-your-teachers-to-switch-off-the-air-con/

29/05/2021: The scientific evidence is in: For 423,000 years, there is no warming effect from C02 or methane. Now can we please get back on with our lives: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/27/the-temperature-co2-climate-connection-an-epistemological-reappraisal-of-ice-core-messages/

28/05/2021: The Importance of Landmarks: I meant to add a bit (to ‘Ultralight Hiking #102’) – actually quite a bit – about identifying and using ‘landmarks’. A ‘sense of direction’ needs to be learned and cultivated. I have spent so much of my life deep in the bush it seems to be almost unconscious to me, but it can be learned.

It is as important as just always keeping in mind the position of the sun. (I guess people may not be in the habit of doing this). And identifying the overall direction of ‘down’ – what I call ‘the lie of the land’.

As regards the last, so many times eg some novice hunter I have taken out has called me on the radio to say something like this, ‘I am at a/the creek but I don’t know which way to go’ ie to get back to the car etc. My first question is always ‘which direction is the water flowing?’ (eg from the right or the left when you are facing towards the sun).

From this simple piece of information I am instantly able to orient the misplaced hiker/hunter in my mind to the overall topography and sun position, then say something like, ‘OK, turn around so your back is to the stream (and the sun), then walk straight up the ridge which will be in front of you.’ It is always easier to walk up a ridge to arrive at a given point than to walk down one (as they tend to split going downwards).

You just can’t walk so very far in a single day as to get a long way off course. It really should be quite obvious to you at all times during the day almost exactly where your point of origin and destination are. If it is not, practice till it is! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/27/the-importance-of-landmarks/

28/05/2021: A new biography of Thomas Sowell – if you are not familiar with this important intellectual now is the time to begin to be: https://newcriterion.com/issues/2021/6/the-triumph-of-thomas-sowell

28/05/2021: Hindenburg (and Callide) show some of the pitfalls of the hydrogen economy: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61450

28/05/2021: Facebook turns about face on one item of ‘fake news’ – seems the commies were responsible for the plague after all. How about they just give up on trying to suppress free speech: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/zuckerberg-caves-facebook-takes-the-giant-suck-on-the-wuhan-virus/

27/05/2021: Wonnangatta 23.5: Andrew Rule should be ashamed of himself. He is just inventing news here. Sightings of a vehicle >50 km away. Really! At least he has finally realized (what I did at the outset) that it is fantastically difficult to lug a dead body far (I know, behind a pay wall) : https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/missing-wonnangatta-campers-dam-camera-may-explain-carol-clay-russel-hill-disappearance/news-story/4f9d2428d3148f5604d223d20d2f1bcd

27/05/2021: These are the kinds of people the Left would have our young emulate: Che Guevara: “The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind! Against those hyenas there is no option but extermination! If the nuclear missiles had remained (in Cuba) we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City!”

27/05/2021: A Triumph for Free Speech – hope this lead is followed everywhere. I am so sick of Facebook’s ‘Big Brother’ attitude: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/florida-governor-stops-silicon-valley-tech-giants-biased-silencing/

27/05/2021: China says ‘weak’ Australia would be first hit in a war over Taiwan: https://au.news.yahoo.com/too-weak-china-condemns-australias-provocative-move-085209619.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9jYXRhbGxheHlmaWxlcy5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADqiztgZzCDMQMfjccuBEjry4gVKf7ZMvB5KxmXWxVaok8TrXeGCgKDDPXdalHN_6NC9Hg8wcLRYo18kCFAghESDW7egK8HSvlUqyuzsgxWo6CslcgfmO7_l9PNoOdqI5FYcnHUq8IUZIKtcoHmrdyT4ocodkqjtDmU3IMiDOb1K

27/05/2021: Ultralight Hiking #102: First you figure out how to get your pack weight down to a sensible level say <5 kg skin out including your pack, mat sleeping bag, sat phone, sat messenger, shelter, first aid, cookset, clothes, pack rifle, ultralight fishing kit & etc – and hopefully you are able to do this without breaking the budget, ie for under $1,000 all up (sat phones etc are expensive but vital – how much is your life worth?) . You will find many suggestions, budget and DIY ideas on this page to help with those issues.

Then you must figure out how to ration your food and fuel (for less than 500 grams but over 2,000 calories per day) so that you can comfortably undertake say a ten day (unsupplied) hike beginning with a total pack weight of <10 kg (22 lbs). This is also not so hard. Some food ideas here.

I hope that you will have first learned a few things about bush survival and navigation before you go too far though, and that you continue to learn bushcraft skills which will enable you to live off the land and to provide yourself with water, food, warmth and shelter in any eventuality. These eventualities do arrive with alarming regularity. Thousands of people (needlessly) lose their lives every year in the backcountry for the lack of them! Don’t let it be you. As I earlier said, ‘How much is your life worth?’ read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/26/ultralight-hiking-102/

 26/05/2021: Happy Sixth Birthday Ultralight Hiker: Lately I have been working on a new website and Facebook page for my dad Steve's incredible Hiking Blog "The Ultralight Hiker". If you or someone you know is interested in hiking, canoeing, camping, hunting etc in Gippsland, Australia and New Zealand you might like to take a look or spread the word. The content has been years in the making so you will find hundreds of posts on everything from places to go, the best light weight equipment, inspiring explorers, wildlife and more. Visit: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/ for more! Thank you. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/26/happy-sixth-birthday-ultralight-hiker/

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26/05/2021: Virgin Galactic’s third seamless space flight. Space tourism is just on the horizon: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6255578974001

26/05/2021: This is what happens when we lose coal-fired baseload power. We need to begin building new ones urgently: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/lose-a-coal-fired-baseload-power-station-and-heres-the-result.html

26/05/2021: Farewell Bill Shakespeare II: Just hope we aren’t all to soon follow him (given that this vaccine has only ‘emergency authorisation’ – meaning it has not been proven ‘safe’): https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/first-man-in-world-to-receive-covid-vaccine-is-dead/ And further: Given that the only real ‘at risk’ group was elderly folks (like me = and as I said at the outset, don’t bother on account of me) but also with additional risk factors (particularly obesity, respiratory conditions etc) and that now all such folks can have been vaccinated (if they want to be) why o’ why are we continuing to worry about this virus and impose draconian restrictions to so-called ‘control it? If I and my cohort die, well so what? We were soon to be out of here anyway. If the vaccine has dire side effects it won’t matter much if we are the only group to be given it. There is no justification though for forcing it on the young who were largely immune from the ill effects of the virus anyway especially if it emerges (as it well might) that the vaccine itself might turn out to have worse effects. The results of the vaccine against Marek’s disease in chickens should sound a grim warning: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/25/david-bidstrup-guest-post-its-easier-for-them-to-put-you-in-chains-if-you-dont-struggle/

25/05/2021: What a great lady she is ('I did but see her passing by'): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/24/her-majesty-returns-to-work/

25/05/2021: Can you believe Bob Dylan turns 80 today. Life just goes zip: https://americandigest.org/noted-in-passing-bob-dylan-turns-80/

25/05/2021: Here comes inflation: Reality will return suddenly and with a vengeance. Then watch property prices crash and lots of folks go under: https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/aussie-mortgages-could-see-56-per-cent-increase-if-us-inflation-scenario-plays-out/news-story/3fd0a28d5177b4f4853f142aa7bc0b0c

24/05/2021: When Paddington attacks: https://nypost.com/2021/05/21/alaska-man-survives-horrific-bear-attack-while-on-the-job/

24/05/2021: Scott can win an election where he promises to bring back coal-fired power stations: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6255577809001

24/05/2021: Will ‘the meek inherit the earth’ as Jesus thought, or is genetics a little different? Some interesting thoughts – especially the point about fireflies: https://assistantvillageidiot.blogspot.com/2021/05/we-marry-for-unseen-reasons.html

23/05/2021: 0-60 mph in 1.1 seconds. Just add time machine: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-roadster-1-sec-0-60-mph-confirmed-elon-musk/

23/05/2021: Are the Russians (or the Chinese) building UFOs after all: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/21/ufos-go-mainstream-pentagon-preparing-a-report-for-congress-ignoring-the-obvious/

23/05/2021: Nobel Prize winner: Mass COVID vaccination an ‘unacceptable mistake’ that is ‘creating the variants’. It would be a disaster if we are creating a parallel situation to that with Marek’s disease in chickens: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/nobel-prize-winner-mass-covid-vaccination-an-unacceptable-mistake-that-is-creating-the-variants See my post 19/05/2021: Scott may be right to keep us locked up after all.

22/05/2021: New technology makes tumor eliminate itself: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-05-technology-tumor.html

22/05/2021: At Last: Holding Islamic State Terrorists Accountable for the Yazidi Genocide in Iraq: https://strategypage.com/on_point/202105199528.aspx

22/05/2021: Our Everlasting Government Debt: We now owe a trillion dollars! This is why I said the Covid response was a disaster. We have spent tens of billions of dollars for every (purported) life saved, but as the average age of the lives saved was approx 85 years, this decision was totally unbelievable! The Budget reveals (https://budget.gov.au/2021-22/content/overview.htm) Gross Debt 2021 = $963 billion rising to $1199 billion in 2024. Interest on that at just 2% = $24 billion. Note in 2021 Defence gets 5.8% of 588.7 billion = $34.1 billion. To pay that debt off in 100 years (ie an additional $10 billion per year off the Principal) we would be spending the equivalent of that Defence budget allocation every year for the next century. To pay a trillion of debt off in any meaningful time frame (say 10 years) would require $24 billion of interest payments and $100 billion in Principal repayments (ie nearly 25% of the budget). We are now Greece, and all for nothing! See Also:  https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/20/value-added-and-public-spending/ &https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/21/completing-my-short-course-in-economics/ &https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/20/david-bidstrup-guest-post-everlasting-debt/

21/05/2021: Wonnangatta #23.4– more and more improbable stuff:  https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/new-hunting-theory-emerges-in-wonnangatta-missing-campers-mystery/news-story/8fe3620fa8ea6298f8389c47e65ca08d & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts-victoria/deadline-wonnangatta-missing-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay-mystery-deepens/news-story/b3e9ea4b60868a2108d101281408f5dd (same story) PS: I know there is a paywall – just more invented speculation about hunters, etc though. Such demonising of ‘rogue’ hunters is well-nigh indefensible (without evidence). The Wonnangatta is a renowned legal hunting area so it would be perfectly normal to find evidence of such activities there. To go the step further and claim that Russell and Carol were (likely) the victims of rogue hunters is a step too far. First of all it would have had to be spotlighters (night-time). It would need to have been two people in a car as a single shooter would have seen that the target was not a deer by the time he had stopped the car and got his gun out the window. The same is not true for his passenger though. However such an (illegal) accidental shooting would then have had to be compounded by deliberately shooting the second person as a witness to the first (accidental) shooting. This stretches credibility far too much, especially as the (innocent) driver would have been implicated in the murder too (especially by the removal of the bodies) and would likely (instead) come forward rather than go to gaol. Far more likely that this was a deliberate planned murder.

21/05/2021: “The love of hunting is almost a physiological characteristic. A man may not care for golf and still be human, but the man who does not like to see, hunt, photograph, or otherwise outwit birds and animals is hardly normal. He is supercivilised, and I for one do not know how to deal with him. Babes do not tremble when they are shown a golf ball, but I should not like to own the boy whose hair does not lift his hat when he sees his first deer”  Aldo Leopold 1887-1948

21/05/2021: Top Headline: Paltrow's Vagina-Scented Candle Explodes, Scaring Texas Man, Impressing Neighbors: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/05/19/paltrows-vagina-scented-candle-explodes-scaring-texas-man-impressing-neighbors-n1448067

21/05/2021: On the other hand. CO2 Data Reveals Current CO2 Starvation: https://saltbushclub.com/2021/05/15/current-co2-starvation/

20/05/2021: Maybe why your heart blocks up sometimes: https://www.cnet.com/news/nikola-tesla-invention-from-100-years-ago-suddenly-makes-more-sense-today/ The blockages occur because the flow is wrong there and detritus builds up, like a sandbar in a river where the flow is sometimes even reversed, something every canoeist has observed! The flow is wrong because the geometry is wrong. Now however they are forbidding placing stents unless the ‘blockage’ is major when they could prevent the blockage occurring by altering the geometry (with eg stents). I have found all this myself playing around with irrigation systems (and helped ‘fix’ Della’s heart problem in the process), but NB the problem is always worse on the suction side. Cardiologists have yet to ‘discover’ that the heart has a ‘suction’ side. They are a long way behind plumbers!

20/05/2021: AP and AJ are just terrorist fronts: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/busted-ap-knew-hamas-operating-building-gaza-back-2014-despite-bogus-report-saturday/ & https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2021/05/16/report-israel-shared-intelligence-on-hamas-assets-based-in-destroyed-gaza-tower-with-u-s-n390328 Why do SBS and ABC take their ‘news feed’ from such corrupt sources?

BTW: I for one don’t think Nigel Farage has gone away: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nigel-farage-shocking-treatment-of-jews-in-london/ & https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/far-left-twitter-users-tried-to-sabotage-a-nigel-farage-rally-heres-how-they-failed-miserably/

20/05/2021: The Road to Hell is paved with fake money. This crazy Government spending has to stop. It is impoverishing all of us, rewarding spendthrifts and punishing savers: https://richardsonpost.com/tyler-durden/21838/karl-marxs-road-to-hell-is-paved-with-fake-money/ & https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/05/the-bitter-fruit-of-an-untended-orchard/

In case you thought I just discovered this recently. Here’s what I said about it back in 2014: What both major parties have been trying to sell us for years (but Labor moreso) is the idea of debt discounting (such as has been employed by many retailers, (eg Harvey Norman). If Government spends more than it has, it APPEARS we get $1 worth of spending by only shelling out eg 50 cents, because 50 cents worth of spending is discounted’ as debt which we can pay off at some indeterminate time in the future (whilst ignoring the cost of the interest bill, and whether we will have the capacity to pay in the future). So, half of the ‘goodies’ the Government is selling us, we are putting on hire purchase with no defined payment schedule or final settlement date. This is what Europe (think, particularly Greece) has been doing for years; (alarmingly the US has also joined the party), but inevitably the chickens come home to roost. After a while the debt repayments become larger than any other budget outlay. Clearly (for eg) the interest bill on the current 3-year projected debt (of $670 billion) even @ 5% would be ($33.5 Billion) be greater than the totals we currently spend on major budget items (think Defence/health/education), so that we will either have to cut them REALLY savagely, or further extend debt. Now, we could only further extend the debt if we had the growth in revenue to do so, for example if we had an ever-increasing cohort of young people entering the workforce (willing?) to take it on – but demographic projections are that this cohort is shrinking (proportionately), instead of rising. Therefore this ‘discount’ ponzi scheme must end as all such ponzi schemes do when you run out of suckers! In bankruptcy. It is only a matter of time. Wiser by far, to rein in future spending so that today’s generation pays for its own spending.

19/05/2021: Well done Dexter Kruger: https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/05/17/dexter-kruger-australias-oldest-man/

19/05/2021: What are these UFOs: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/60-minutes-blockbuster-report-on-ufos/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carslon-shows-new-pentagon-ufo-video/

19/05/2021: Scott may be right to keep us locked up after all: https://richardsonpost.com/david-archibald/21808/if-you-thought-covid19-was-bad/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/did-they-forget-to-tell-us-leaky-vaccines-may-trigger-an-arms-race-that-makes-covid-more-dangerous/ One wonders whether something like this happened to the dinosaurs?

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/and-yet-in-our-current-fantasyland-craig-kelly-is-the-one-whos-ostracised-and-kicked-to-the-kerb.html

18/05/2021: A Hiker’s Breakfast: A couple of new (to me) things I have been trying out which are delicious and super-simple. Continental Soup Sensations ‘Moroccan Vegetable Medley’ and Uncle Toby’s ‘Breakfast Bakes’.

The Moroccan Soup is without a doubt the best cupasoup I have ever eaten. I have always sworn by their Lakhsa and Dutch Curry varieties – both of which go well to add flavouring to a pack of two minute noodles (delete the normal flavour sachet) for a more substantial meal by the way. I haven’t yet tried out the new one like that but I ‘m sure it will go splendidly too. I keep buying out my local supermarket (of it) I like it so much. It is 117 calories for a sachet weight of 34 grams (3.4 calories per gram).

If you have it with just one of the ‘Breakfast Bakes – my personal favourite is the ‘Roasted Cashew and Vanilla’ – you will be adding it to 262 calories at 65 grams each (4.03 calories per gram) to give you a 379 calorie breakfast for 99 grams. That is about enough for me usually but I guess if you are really hungry you could have two! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/17/a-hikers-breakfast/

18/05/2021: This is London where you can commit a hate crime if you are a Moslem: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/disturbing-video-from-london/

18/05/2021: COVID Cases in India Plummet After Government Promotes Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine Use: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/elites-worried-covid-cases-india-plummet-government-promotes-ivermectin-hydroxychloroquine-use/

18/05/2021: Who would have believed - a new Michael Ventris: https://greekreporter.com/2021/05/13/minoan-language-linear-a-linked-to-linear-b-in-groundbreaking-new-research/

17/05/2021: Cats are tough: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/cool-cat-survives-5-story-jump-from-burning-apartment/

17/05/2021: The World is Better Than Ever: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-world-is-better-than-ever-charts-2017-1?r=US&IR=T

17/05/2021: Counting people is important not least because the totals affect the numbers of elected representatives. Questionable methods occur in the US – I wonder what happens here? https://americanmind.org/salvo/fictive-counting/

16/05/2021: A home complete with mountain lions: https://pix11.com/news/national-news/mountain-lions-make-themselves-at-home-on-womans-porch-during-repeat-visits/

16/05/2021: Yeats. Magnificent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6ZOSxuMrR4&t=172s

16/05/2021: NZ Royal Commission undermines justification for New Zealand gun laws. I thought this at the time. Tarrant’s crime was a result of police negligence: https://justiceforgunowners.ca/royal-commission-undermines-justification-for-new-zealand-gun-laws/?fbclid=IwAR164GPZLt-bwbaNVPRwrfF0Rpfdgo8XawAukOcvrpsXGoeTWPnTi8bk3b4

15/05/2021: The Arizona Audit Continues: The entire database of voting records has been deleted (by the Democrats); no-one in Government has (password) access to the Dominion voting machines (and they refuse to release them); the chain of custody of the ballots (and their authenticity) is completely broken; tallies of batches of ballots are wrong by up to 17%…estimates are that there are in excess of 250,000 fake votes in Arizona which was won by the Democrats with a margin of around 10,000. This fake election will be undone and the fake President and Vice-President will likely end in gaol (or in Biden’s case in care): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/breaking-exclusive-data-drives-deleted-maricopa-county-included-adjudicated-files-votes-changed/

15/05/2021: I said this at the outset: Lives saved were never worth the cost, not by at least one order of magnitude – ‘plugging 30,000 saved lives into the cost-benefit formula implies that saving those lives cost a mere 14.9 times more than the benefits.’ and we will be paying for this stupidity for a generation : https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/14/on-the-caplan-cost-benefit-test-of-lockdown-ii/

And do you really think we can ever afford the massive cost of all this welfarism? For example the NDIS is now slurping up $122 billion a year (forget about defence or paying off our massive debt) and is mandating (for example) that welfare claimant’s cleaners be paid $55 per hour - $115K pa (no doubt financed by the taxes of people who are paid less than half of this)! If you really wanted a new aristocracy, this is it: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/15/vicki-campion-we-have-fallen-into-the-trap-of-thinking-that-we-can-buy-our-way-out-of-discomfort/

15/05/2021: This icy blast we have been having has been the sun, (a coronal mass ejection event) – what causes all the warming and cooling on earth (not man or CO2). Get set for another Little Ice Age when skating returns to the Thames and permanent snow and ice to the Victorian Alps: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/ominous-space-weather-a-mild-solar-cme-caused-a-bigger-geomagnetic-storm-on-earth-than-anyone-expected/

Get set for the next ‘Carrington Event’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/13/the-greatest-geomagnetic-storm-of-the-20th-centurymay-13-15-1921a-century-ago-new-york-city-new-york-state-were-especially-hard-hit/

14/05/2021: A very tough job: https://americandigest.org/noted-in-passing-some-cops-are-still-up-to-the-job/

14/05/2021: Our (socialist) government is equally to blame. You just can’t keep on printing money and expect all will be well. For example around here property prices have doubled, making it impossible for young people becoming property owners and anyone from buying a farm or business: https://moonbattery.com/inflation-predictably-starts-upward/

Same elsewhere: Progress and the housing bubble, eg “In Vancouver, where the price of a representative home is $1,381,274 and you need an income of $237,201 to afford it, you would have to save for 389 months (32.4 years) just for the down payment.” https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/08/the-left-right-divide-we-face-today/

14/05/2021: Quite some letter – it will remind many of the events of 1770: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/american-heroes-120-retired-generals-admirals-write-joe-biden-questioning-mental-health-support-evidence-election-fraud/

13/05/2021: The Ultralight Swagman: I just came across this interesting new poncho which doubles as a swag, the Helikon Swagman Roll Poncho. It would be lighter than the traditional wool blanket which (obviously) can be configured in much the same way (as I explained here). It weighs 1.64 pounds (743 grams). It is lined with Climashield Apex insulation. US$124 (May 2021)

Obviously you can cover it with a waterproof poncho such as Coghlans Emergency Poncho as I recommended here: If you could only carry two things in the bush what would they be? When you wrapped yourself up in it (or other space-type blanket) as a swag of a night this would make it both warmer and more waterproof. Could be very handy to have in your day or hunting pack. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/12/the-ultralight-swagman/

13/05/2021: Coffee Straw: Unlike so many people I am not a coffee snob. I am happy with a cup of instant coffee (black). Besides which a cup of coffee never got lighter than that, but if you are a coffee connoisseur you no doubt want to know about every possible wrinkle for making a delicious cup of java on the trail.

This solution is not the lightest I have seen (see post below = 4 grams) but I do like the originality of the idea. Materials: stainless steel & BPA free silicone Weight 2 oz (57 grams) Length 7.77″ (19.7 cm) Filter Diameter .55″ (1.4 cm) US$ 19 (May 2021) Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/13/coffee-straw/

13/05/2021: If safety is your priority, you will not have much of a life: https://mikerowe.com/2020/03/walk-me-through-this-safety-third-thing/

‘Many on the left won’t give up masks because it’s how they virtue signal their belief in the responsibility of the individual ‘to care for’ the collective. Same as their policies to this effect; it’s performative and doesn’t work. But that’s not the point.” Hannah Cox.

13/05/2021: Do you ever wonder what 120 year old chocolate tastes like: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61357

13/05/2021: Reminds me of Star Wars (PS: I hope our Government included a few of these in their defence budget): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyRbOQf2hME

12/05/2021: Why we have to have a special licence to keep exotic pets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P9B9rTVk4U&t=69s

More about wayward tigers: https://jonathanturley.org/2021/05/13/houston-man-arrested-as-police-continue-search-for-missing-tiger/

12/05/2021: More rumblings in France against ‘Islamisation’: https://thenationalpulse.com/breaking/french-letter-demands-major-changes/

Meanwhile in Australia a man is gaoled for (probably rudely albeit likely correctly) asserting that Mohammed was not a prophet and that he was a terrorist: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/12/victorian-magistrate-falsely-claims-that-islam-is-a-race/

12/05/2021: PM’s address to the nation yesterday about the death of the Duke: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/prime-ministers-address-to-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii-on-the-death-of-his-royal-highness-the-pri.html

PS: Contrary to popular opinion they really did throw spears at each other for Prince Philip and the Queen back in 1954: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/04/they-really-did-throw-spears-at-each-other/

11/05/2021: So What is Still Good and Cheap? Interesting thoughts: 15 Things That Were Made For Poor People That Rich People Ruined – so what is still good and cheap? https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/things-for-poor-people-that-rich-people-ruined PS: I am loath to make suggestions unless I get priced out of life!

When I was a kid we ate a lot of prawns which were cheap because ‘toffee noses’ hadn’t discovered them yet. We also used to catch a lot of our own by moonlight around the shores of Lake Macquarie (which wasn’t surrounded by houses back then!)We used a couple of tomato stakes with a purse net suspended between which we dragged through the warm shallow waters ducking under every now and then if we thought a ‘Fisheries’ officer was about. We used to have a four gallon (20 litre) bucket which we would boil them up in over an open driftwood fire around which we would feast until we were so replete we could scarcely walk!

Fortunately you still can take prawns like this eg around the Gippsland Lakes etc – likewise crays and yabbies (in the rivers and streams) which Della simply adores. Oysters were also cheap (I used to catch ‘drift’ oysters with my feet around Lake Macquarie – just as you can take river mussels etc) though I have never liked them as much as pipis, (same method at low tide) still cheap and easy to get along our coasts. Of course Gippsland where we live is still a paradise as compared with many other places today. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/11/so-what-is-still-good-and-cheap/

11/05/2021: How can it have become dangerous to work in a supermarket: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/442246/people-stabbed-at-supermarket-in-dunedin

11/05/2021: "Yachtsmen pleasuring in the 'lilies of the sea' will not think favourably of my craft," warned Joshua Slocum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spray_(sailing_vessel)

11/05/2021: Well done Yahweh: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/iranian-man-accidentally-sets-himself-on-fire-while-burning-israeli-flag/

11/05/2021: Are you growing fractal broccoli: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanesco_broccoli

10/05/2021: This is actually true: How CO2 cools the earth: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/06/the-cooling-side-of-greenhouse-gases/

10/05/2021: Why getting the virus might be better than getting the vaccine: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/05/07/coronavirus-reinfection-study/7451620396318/ I resent Scomo keeping us locked up over what is really a bad case of the sniffles when I lived through Polio, TB, Small Pox and etc without my freedom being infringed even slightly!

Meanwhile a peer-reviewed research has claimed that global ivermectin use can end the COVID-19 pandemic: https://weather.com/en-IN/india/coronavirus/news/2021-05-08-use-of-ivermectin-medicine-globally-can-end-covid-19-pandemic

10/05/2021: Happy Birthing Person Day. Also of interest ‘birthing person of pearl, Holy Birthing Person of God & etc. Some ‘chest feeders’ are also concerned about this: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/happy-mothers-day-to-all-chest-feeders-.html In other news: Non-Menstruating Partner Wishes Menstruating Partner A Happy Birthing Person's Day: https://babylonbee.com/news/non-menstruating-partner-wishes-menstruating-partner-a-happy-birthing-persons-day

09/05/2021: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Hears Ingenuity Mars Helicopter in Flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5niGi4k9vQ&list=PLTiv_XWHnOZpzQKYC6nLf6M9AuBbng_O8&t=143s

09/05/2021: Their students ignore them in the classroom, obsessed with their phones. Their own children are indifferent and ungrateful. Their wives have little time for their husbands so four Danish teacher decide to explore the theory that human beings are naturally deficient in alcohol. What could go wrong? I particularly like “the idea, attributed to psychiatrist Finn Skårderud, that the human body is alcohol-deficient and does better at a blood alcohol level of 0.05 per cent.” An interesting new film: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/movies/2021/05/when-the-best-prescription-is-a-stiff-drink/

09/05/2021: Is Dr. Anthony Fauci This Century’s Greatest Killer? I think this may be a fair point, but other health Nazis would also be up there eg our own Dan Andrews who has actually banned some efficacious treatments for the disease. Prophylaxis (such as Vitamin D and zinc supplementation which are both so cheap) and early interventions with cheap medicines such as Ivomec, Hydroxychloroquine, Iodine etc which we know work would still save many many lives. There should also have been much more research (and agreement) into treatments: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/dr-anthony-fauci-centurys-greatest-mass-murderer-dr-fauci-21st-centurys-mao-zedong/

08/05/2021: Wonnangatta #23.2: I think Anthony Piovesan is just making it up as he goes along but if his two ‘new’ pieces of evidence were true they would change the narrative somewhat, viz he claims that a melted mobile phone connected to a charger was found in the burned out campsite. My memory is that this  has never been mentioned before. Indeed, it has always been claimed that both Russell and Carol’s phones (and the drone) were missing. He also claims the radio was a HF and not a UHF (as all previous reports claimed). If true this would narrow the search field for the culprit enormously! I notice that (he also claims) police have once again suspended their search operation. If this is true I wonder whether they have been reading my posts?

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/searching-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay-halts-after-police-redirected-search-back-to-wonnangatta/news-story/5b4080bda55b353ab2e061acdce4cd11 &

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/wife-of-missing-camper-robyn-hill-fears-the-worst-in-disappearance-of-russell-hill-carol-clay/news-story/a271e1a29dc5726663be6d65a237da94 &

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/clues-that-could-crack-baffling-case-of-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/64efe73e08ee90493477e8757012f74d

08/05/2021: Tucker on vaccine doubts: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carlson-shatters-media-silence-why-are-thousands-of-people-dying-from-covid-vaccine/

08/05/2021: Remember what a good idea re-introducing wolves was: https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2021/05/06/cost-of-colorado-forced-wolf-importation-already-rising/

08/05/2021: Glaciers are melting? On the other hand. Remember when they found a squadron of WW2 planes a couple of hundred feet under the ice in Greenland: https://moonbattery.com/melting-glacier-is-not-sad-after-all/

07/05/2021: Playing with expensive toys: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/skills-god-only-thinks-hes-a-fighter-pilot.html

07/05/2021: Can these really be fungi on Mars: https://futurism.com/scientists-fungus-growing-mars

07/05/2021: Ah, the romance of being a castaway on a desert island for fifteen years- the fate and behaviour of these Malagasys is quite astonishing: https://www.damninteresting.com/fifteen-years-forsaken/

06/05/2021: Mars, here we come: Starship SN15 Take-off and Landing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9eoubnO-pE&t=772s

06/05/2021: So when we are all vaccinated do we get our freedom back –I suspect not: (& NB: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/vaccinated-country-earth-closes-schools-sports-covid-cases-surge-35-new-cases-fully-vacinated/): https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/05/why-must-i-change-my-behavior-to-protect-those-who-choose-not-to-vaccinate.html

06/05/2021: And In the future many (more) elderly Victorians will die from cold (because of ‘climate emergencies’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/05/victoria-announces-the-end-of-affordable-home-heating-because-climate-change/

05/05/2021: Kleos Space develops tool for in-space manufacturing of large structures: https://spacenews.com/kleos-in-space-manufacturing/

05/05/2021: Notice how CO2 levels started to shoot up hundreds of years ago (not since WW2 as you might have thought). That is because increases in CO2 lag temperature spikes by approx 800 years so that these (modern) spikes are a symptom of the medieval warm Period ie a natural phenomenon, not anthropomorphic at all. They are caused by outgassing from a warming ocean. These changes make glaciers look fast! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/02/the-co2-shift-ice-age-to-gas-age/

05/05/2021: These are the people the CIA (and presumably our military) needs? Good luck with defending the nation guys: https://moonbattery.com/woke-cia-recruiting-ads/

04/05/2021: Interesting thoughts: 15 Things That Were Made For Poor People That Rich People Ruined – so what is still good and cheap? https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/things-for-poor-people-that-rich-people-ruined PS: I am loath to make suggestions unless I get priced out of life! Some of our ‘wrinkles’ have already been denied to others: building our own house out of earth & etc has become monstrously difficult. Thank goodness we did it long ago. (Someday we may even finish it!) Home car repairs and second-hand cars have become much more difficult. For thirty years our annual car ‘running’ costs were around $300 per car (about half of rego costs now!) But it has become so difficult to fix a modern car. I mostly stick to 20+ years old Land Rovers for that reason – but I also buy insurance write-offs and re-build and re-register them. We are about to launch into club rego for many of our older cars. Enormously cheaper if you have the garage space. We still do a lot of camping and never (absolutely never) pay for a camping spot. We also make most of our own camping gear (See: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/). Likewise we design and build a lot of our own stuff – our tray-back camper, for example. We grow a lot of our own food and almost always cook our food from raw ingredients. We hunt and fish – great savings and great fun! We still do a lot of repairs ourselves (eg clothes). We shop (carefully) often online and try to find the cheapest price for the same goods. If we can make it ourselves or make an alternative we do. Second-hand is also fine with us. By the same token we never really seem to ‘need’ a lot of the things which others ‘must have’. For example, this week I bought a second-hand pair of hearing aids for $220 and will tune them myself, a saving of several thousand dollars. I also bought new glasses from Zenni on a prescription off my phone (which is better than I can get from an optometrist). The (progressive ultralight flexible titanium frame) glasses cost around $61 delivered instead of nearer $700! I will post this advice on my website above and add to the suggestions over time. 

04/05/2021: A Cure for Blindness: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/trial-to-see-if-a-gene-therapy-can-stop-or-reverse-one-of-the-most-common-causes-of-vision-loss/news-story/b99e8bb4665b04a254977aa417bdadbe

04/05/2021: The Swamp Strikes Back: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/02/fortunate-bum/

03/05/2021: “Terror is only justice: prompt severe and inflexible. It is then an emanation of virtue. It is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.” Robespierre, who (blessedly) himself fell victim to his ‘terror’ and went to the guillotine where he had sent so many before him. Justice!

03/05/2021: Do you ever wonder why you never hear about eg the UK having the lowest temperatures in a century: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/30/latest-jma-data-show-france-ireland-and-finland-have-cooled-in-march-no-warming/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/record-low-temperatures-in-uk-must-be-the-weather.html

03/05/2021: Notice when you look at long-term temperature reconstructions the trend is always down – and that the trend has been down also for at least the last 20-50 years: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/02/a-review-of-temperature-reconstructions-2/ For two months now the satellite record has world average temperatures cooler than the average of the last forty years: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/05/uah-global-temperature-update-for-april-2021-0-05-deg-c/

03/05/2021: Human culture is incredibly ancient: https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-find-the-oldest-evidence-of-indoor-human-activity-deep-inside-a-desert-cave

02/05/2021: Wonnangatta #23.1: One more item to add to the puzzle (one could hope that information would be available a little sooner or be more accurate). ‘A mobile phone attached to a charger was found among the charred mess, leading police to believe it may have caused the blaze.’ : https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/clues-could-crack-missing-australian-campers-carol-clay-russell-hill-mystery/K6WPBKGYVTU72K5JYKA3CJCZ74/

02/05/2021: Everlasting Pen: Even in this electronic age sometimes you need to leave a written message. It helps if you can make it waterproof (these notepads will help) but it is also important that when the time comes to write it that your pen works (and is ultralight, of course!) You could just use a cheap length of pencil. Or a space pen refill (as I have done here). Or you could investigate this idea – a pen which does not use ink and which does not wear out.

I have sometimes needed to leave a message – perhaps tied to a tree eg warning about some trail hazard ahead (a washed out bridge perhaps), or placed in someone’s tent/camp/hut or besides their trailcam, and of course we have all needed to fill out log books in huts etc. It is just on such occasions you find that your trusty biro which you have carried for endless trail miles has gone dry and =that no amount of rubbing an cajoling will bring it back to life.

Space pens are superior in this regard and have never failed me so far, and at one gram for the refill I carry (and little need, as I rarely venture where there are other folks to leave messages for anyway) I am unlikely to carry anything else, but if this description is not you then maybe an everlasting pen is your solution?

These pens would not actually last forever either as they wear away slowly by leaving a thin film of indelible soft metal as a message something like writing a message with the soft tip of a lead bullet something which f you are a hunter you have probably frequently done! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/01/everlasting-pen/

02/05/2021: You betcha: ‘It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.’ Mark Twain

02/05/2021: One way to beat mask mandates: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/painted-mask-on-a-hot-chick-fools-the-covid-nazis-every-time/

02/05/2021: A very handy little gun – concealed carry at its best: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/prison-pouch-sentencing-573048

01/05/2021: Wonnangatta Mystery # 23. I can’t believe I have posted about this case so many times over the last year - but I have counted them up. It is a fascinating case. However I can’t believe I (and the police, I suspect) missed such a simple and repeated piece of evidence as this. I had ‘concluded’ that this was a ‘stranger murder’ (even though ~90% of murderers are known to the victim) on the basis that otherwise the culprit would have had to follow them for two days (vanishingly unlikely I thought) and on the basis that police would long ago have checked out Russell and Carol’s phone contacts to see if anyone’s phone travelled near there or was switched off or did not move at all for a couple of days & etc.

The indications from the latest reportings of the case indicate that it may be only recently that police have been doing forensic phone tracing so I cannot be sure of the latter  – and in any case someone could have paid an (unconnected) killer to carry this out, or it could have been carried out by a criminal with a fake phone number or etc.

The crucial point is that the reports of the incident say again and again that the couple disappeared very shortly after calling in (around 6:00pm on Russell’s UHF radio) and just after having arrived at the campsite (in an invisible spot on a dead end track just before dark) where they did not use the toilet they set up. Other reports have stated that Russell belonged to a UHF radio group, often went camping with them and talked to them at 6:00pm each night. Here are a couple of earlier links to that effect: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule/andrew-rule-missing-high-country-campers-revive-centuryold-tragedy/news-story/22c177ddb2f89cfe558e8e87e621715e & https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-19/how-four-people-disappeared-without-trace-in-victorian-mountains/12455124?nw=0&pfmredir=sm&fbclid=IwAR0xXWGgMKtgUixrO8VQoDgWnfiay7Hww35o-i12Dz_pk6gq-3KoAzmhLik

It was also reported earlier that Russell called his friend Rob some time on the Friday to talk about going down into the Wonnagatta Valley. I am also guessing that he called on the Thursday night. During none of these three conversations so far as I can tell did he mention Carol’s presence (as neither Rob nor his wife was aware of it) so it is a fair bet that neither was the murderer so aware. It is therefore most likely that Russell alone was the intended target and that Carol became ‘collateral damage’ – but we can never rule out a ‘crime of passion’ just because folk are over  seventy. I know. I am over seventy too and have just as deep feelings for my wife as I ever did when I was young – if not deeper.

I was previously surprised that the murderer did not srtrike on the Thursday night if he had ‘followed’ them in. This was one of my reasons for deciding it was a ‘stranger murder’ – but there are valid reasons why he might not have. When Russell called his friend Rob on the Thursday night he likely didn’t give his location but just said something like, “I am at our old campsite where we had the altercation with the deer hunter/button man” or the like. This would (unintentionally) have let Rob know where he was but without revealing his location to a third party. Or he might have said something like ‘I am at the Billy Track camp” which didn’t give enough information or sent the hunter off looking on the Billy Goat’s track in an opposite direction instead of the King Billy Track. Likely Rob would not recall the precise conversation now.

NB. Russell would have used a UHF ‘repeater’ to get out from the Wonnangatta area (and most other places up there). This involves (for any particular area), a single UHF channel. You have to place the radio on ‘Duplex’ to access the radio repeater tower (to transmit – I don’t know about ‘receive’, but it is likely that the person who was listening also had his radio on duplex and obviously on the same channel). I have no idea whether the ‘repeater’ ‘logs’ the connected radios in any way, or whether police/emergency services monitor/record it. Worth checking.

One thing is clear: Russell was in the habit of calling in with his location every night when he was away – for safety. I do too on my sat phone. I hardly ever tell my wife a location which would mean anything to a listener – not because I am secretive, but to make myself crystal clear. I am trying to make sure that she can explain to a third party where I am by letting her know a location eg where we have both been before eg “The camp where you took a photo of me walking across the river on a log” – this is a real example.

Remember he was reported missing (long) before his camp was found just because he had missed his call in. Doubtless the culprit had been listening to his radio calls for some time (perhaps months) before and had planned this crime out carefully in just such a way he would not be (easily) caught. Such a person would not have driven all the way to the Wonnangatta and back with his phone switched on.

Now it is very unlikely indeed that a ‘random murderer’ would have located them in such an isolated spot around dark when they had just arrived there (without any other clue to their presence/whereabouts). The person in the white ute (for example) was seen at the Wonnangatta Station (I presume) toilets around 1:00pm. That is approx 20 km further down the valley. If ‘he’ was the murderer he had all day to be checking out isolated campers (as potential victims) so you would think he would have chosen a victim whose location he already knew instead of chancing on a couple who had just arrived minutes before pretty much after dark in an ‘invisble’ spot. He also seems to have been careless enough to have left his phone on after he had committed the murders which he had pretty cleverly concealed when/if he committed them. There is a contradiction of IQ points there. If it is not him then searches along his route are likely to prove fruitless.

On the other hand if  there is an unknown murderer who followed them in from the Howitt Rd then clearly no-one saw ‘him’ (as police have not mentioned any other vehicle they are seeking – though they are still seeking witnesses about that area, so they have their suspicions), nor did he likely have his phone on (similar reasoning). As I have mentioned before, it is very unlikely that someone would not retrace their route in, as otherwise they might encounter unexpected conditions such as a tree blocking the track (and they have probably already selected a suitable spot on the way in to dispose of the bodies – good planning anyway), so the bodies would (most likely) be towards or along the Zeka Track – as I have mentioned many times. You would be unlikely to take them back out onto the Howitt (2WD) Road where you might encounter more people and police/ranger check-points especially on a holiday weekend.

It seems to me that telephone providers must have a database of phones which were (most probably) located in Victoria on the 18th or 19th and which were switched off (or remained completely stationary - or would a clever person have attached his to his dog’s collar whilst he was away - until the 20th or 21st and/or which travelled towards and away from the critcal area. I notice that when I have ‘location’ selected and am on a map (eg a Vicmap on the Avenza App) that my phone can tell when I have moved less than 20 metres! The person concerned would also own (most likely, or have rented) a 4WD and UHF radio. They are also likely on a call list on Russell’s (most likely) or Carol’s phones. They also (likely) knew about Russell’s UHF ‘group’ – but many people listen to ‘chatter’ on such open channels. So that is five possible identifiers (possibly six – the radio) to the murderer. ‘Every touch leaves a trace’ as they say.

Why did the perpetrator take the drone and phones? Because he could not be sure that Russell/Carol had not noticed they had been followed and had taken footage/photos on one/either of them which would help identify whoever it was. Better to take the possible incriminating evidence away and throw it in the fire or in some other way permanently destroy it. Anyway if this was a pretty professional and targeted ‘job’ as it appears it may have been you can be pretty sure they are gone forever now. Russell’s car keys were likely just in his pockets when he was killed/taken – as they would be, and probably still are.

A further point. Clearly the police found no forensic evidence at the campsite to confirm murders were committed there – or even arson. Surprising. It is even possible that Carol was frying (eg) sausages when they were taken and that the fire originated from this – but you would think the forensics would give some clues. It is unlikely you could kill two people (suddenly) without causing blood. Either the forensic trace/s of this blood were removed (or destroyed by weather, ants, wasps etc) or the victims were taken away alive and murdered elsewhere (if they were murdered – people have been held hostage etc for even longer than this).

You would think police forensics would have the answer to this question, but I don’t. However, it seems to me that if they were taken away alive that you would perhaps need more than one perpetrator to do this – you really need two hands on the wheel to drive those tracks. I suppose you could have restrained the couple with cable ties etc though. People are also often surprisingly compliant when threatened and frightened. Two perperators would be awfully easier to catch than one though.

Whoever did this was clearly very angry with Russell, Carol or both. (if locating them by radio proves that it was ‘targeted’). Usually it takes some time to get that angry. An altercation on the Thursday, Thursday night or Friday doesn’t seem to cut it – but it is possible – however the person would not have turned off his phone until he decided to do it so there would be some phone tracking in the Howitt Plains area (associated with Russell and Carol’s phones too) as I have said for a year, which would have confirmed this and (surely) led to an arrest long ago. Likewise the white ute person would probably have had to be up there on the Howitt Plains previously as well to have had a motive – but then how/why did he get (hours) ahead of Russell and Carol?

01/05/2021: Oh, to have moose in the garden: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mom-theres-a-cute-baby-moose-in-the-yard-taking-a-shower/

01/05/2021: After the audit results are in (soon) this is how the fraudulent US election will be undone and Biden relegated to the dustbin of history: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/21573/arizona-vote-fraud-is-24-x-bidens-alleged-victory/

01/05/2021: Meanwhile, https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/04/29/SpaceX-successfully-launches-60-Starlink-satellites/8021619665981/ Get ready for much faster internet speeds soon.

30/04/2021: Skill: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/skills.html

30/04/2021: How to lose your country #101 – this will not end well. Be warned Oz: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/macron-government-ignores-warning-announces-20-french-generals-warned-civil-war-leftist-islamist-radicalization-will-punished/ & https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9525485/Paris-mayor-says-AGREES-military-chiefs-warned-disintegration-France.html

30/04/2021: No ‘climate emergency’. It’s the thermostat stupid. For example, ‘Thunderstorms function as heat pipes that transport warm air rapidly from the surface to the lifting condensation level where the moisture turns into clouds and rain, and from there to the upper atmosphere without interacting with the intervening greenhouse gases. The air and the energy it contains are moved to the upper troposphere hidden inside the cloud-shrouded thunderstorm tower, without being absorbed or hindered by GHGs on the way. Thunderstorms also cool the surface in a host of other ways, utilizing a combination of a standard refrigeration cycle with water as the working fluid, plus cold water returned from above, clear surrounding air allowing greater upwelling surface radiation, wind-driven evaporation, spray increasing evaporation area, albedo changes, and cold downwelling entrained air.’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/28/a-request-for-real-peer-review/

29/04/2021: 46 years ago today – the fall of Saigon, the beginning of the end of the free world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og6bi3cgf5g NB: These 7,000 people were the lucky few: 8 million others less fortunate were subsequently murdered by the communists! And now we have Xi threatening Taiwan.

29/04/2021: The Mystery Of Why Human Feet Keep Washing Ashore In The US And Canada Has Been Solved: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/the-mystery-of-why-human-feet-keep-washing-ashore-in-the-us-and-canada-has-been-solved/

29/04/2021: ‘The eagle has landed’. Vale Michael Collins: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/apollo-11-astronaut-the-forgotten-michael-collins-dies-at-90/

28/04/2021: This bird is doing better at 70 than I am: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/worlds-oldest-wild-bird-hatches-chick-at-70/

28/04/2021: Folk know how to deal with terrorists in Albania: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/meanwhile-in-albania/

28/04/2021: This is weird - We Keep Raising the Age That Children Are Allowed To Play Outside. No freedom for kids until they're 11. I used to wander alone all day in the nearby forests way before I started school: https://reason.com/2021/04/23/survey-we-keep-raising-the-age-that-children-are-allowed-to-play-outside/ 

27/04/2021: Wonnangatta Again: Certainly sounds like phone tracking. Police ‘seem’ to have released a route the perpetrator (or is it the only unidentified phone/s?) took on the way out of the Wonnangatta. Of course if they know this they also know who it is – and how many people, or at least phones are involved.

I would imagine they have driven the same route at approx the same time of day to see just how long it normally takes between points where a phone ‘shakes hands’ with a tower so as to determine if there are sections where the perpetrator took longer than ‘normal’ in order to determine where the bodies likely are. (Remember how the old CDMA phones used to tell you what tower you were connected to?) The fact that they did not nominate a section at the outset surely indicates that there is not a stop of an hour or more (time needed to bury bodies) - but reporting of this incident has been horrible, so who knows?

The fact that they are saying Hernes Spur and then Cynthia Track indicates that there is a spot along the Wombat Spur route where a phone normally ‘shakes hands’ - but this one didn’t. I indicated this methodology over a year ago and the most likely places the bodies could be found – so much easier when they were ‘fresh’.

Some spots (eg off the Hernes Spur) are very steep and shaley (over the edges) so that one could quickly scrape shale over bodies which you had rolled over the side. It would be unlikely you would stop though on the steepest sections (going uphill).

It is also unlikely anyone would have taken the bodies out onto the Wonnangatta Road or the Dargo High Plains Road where you might encounter police/rangers especially on a long weekend. As I have said before it is unlikely in the extreme that anyone would be disposing of bodies in the daylight on a holiday long weekend (too many people arriving – and when you stop to do it you can’t know whether someone is also stopped eg ‘sightseeing’ just around the corner (who might suddenly be upon you).

Of a night people usually don’t stop (or travel much) and you can see lights and hear engines a long way out. I have often been camped along the river below Hernes Spur and even though I am quite deaf I can hear vehicles making their ways along the tops from several kilometers away – and see their lights.

I admit I am surprised they do not nominate the track from Dry Creek to the Hernes Spur (over an hour’s drive) as part of the search area. I know there are often people camped along there but there are also many isolated spots. Perhaps there were enough people camped along there that police have a ‘picture’ of where/if the vehicle stopped along that section?

Of course this new ‘phone evidence’ will only work if the perpetrator had his phone on. If I had followed them in (eg from King Billy with the intention of doing this) I would have had my phone off throughout. Or indeed I would have left it turned on back at my camp!

The phone and white ute owner police have been tracking could still just be someone who didn’t want to come forward to say they had been in there. People have all sorts of ‘innocent’ reasons why they might not want to contact police. I am not trying to defend such a practice.

Many years ago I/we spent several days participating in a search for a youth who had disappeared on his motorbike. As he had taken most of his possessions with him I imagined he would ‘turn up’ years later working on some outback station. However, months later his body was found propped against his motorbike in the middle of a (distant) track where he had unfortunately killed himself. Vehicle tracks indicated several people had driven past the body and not reported it. Awful conduct I know, but clearly such people did not want to have anything to do with the police even though they had nothing to do with the death. This could also be the case in the Wonnangatta incident. People can even just be too ‘shy’ to want to talk to others (or police).

For the perpetrator to have exited via Eaglevale it is likely that he entered the same way (so definitely a ‘stranger murder’) as if you entered via Zeka Spur (in these guilty circumstances) you would likely exit the same way rather than encounter unexpected conditions (eg many more campers and vehicles, unexpected road conditions, fallen trees, etc).

I continue to think that the phone tracking was of a phone which was turned on. If ‘police’ had the ability to track phones which were turned off (or if Russell and Carol’s phones were also turned on) they would have already made an arrest – as there would be enough evidence to connect the person with them. https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-resume-search-for-missing-campers-carol-clay-russell-hill-in-wonnangatta/news-story/9d400b7e8475f77f8dbeea84090aebbb

Correction: The news items reference the search is along the Wonnangatta Track not the Wonnagatta Road as I incorrectly read it. Why they would not also search along this road also and the Eaglevale Track when it would seem to form part of the route is a bit of a mystery – or else is there some gap in the route they don’t know about? Seems like if the vehicle went through the Wongungurra it would have shaken hands with a tower on a track coming out of there eg McMillans Rd. As usual there are gaps in the reporting or in the police information.

27/04/2021: You better believe it: “After 40 it’s just patch, patch, patch.” L. Sprague De Camp

27/04/2021: But pioneers always have: Elon Musk says ‘bunch of people will probably die’ during Mars mission: https://nypost.com/2021/04/25/elon-musk-people-will-probably-die-trying-to-get-to-mars/

26/04/2021: Great Quotes - Isaac Asimov:

“Tell me why the stars do shine,

Tell me why the ivy twines,

Tell me what makes skies so blue,

And I'll tell you why I love you.

 

Nuclear fusion makes stars to shine,

Tropisms make the ivy twine,

Raleigh scattering make skies so blue,

Testicular hormones are why I love you. ”

26/04/2021: In the interest of equality we should give little girls free cigarettes. Well done Theodore Dalrymple: https://www.takimag.com/article/an-age-old-story/

26/04/2021: Remember this - How a tiny country (Finland) stood against totalitarian superpowers: https://quillette.com/2021/04/20/stopped-cold-remembering-russias-catastrophic-1939-campaign-against-finland/

25/04/2021: Anzac Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong. May we defeat the CCP again: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/kapyong-day-the-70th-anniversary-of-our-victory-over-communist-china-in-the-battle-of-kapyong-korea.html My father Lawrence Jones who died when I was 13 would have been 106 today. Still sadly missed.

25/04/2021: It is an awful crime but we should remember that women are also capable of ‘family violence’ especially towards children – eg a woman in Cairns murdered 8 of her children in 2014: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/24/the-death-of-innocents-and-the-hypocrisy-of-feminists/

25/04/2021: This really is big news - a new effective malaria vaccine: So far (since the DDT ban) 131 million people have died of this disease compared with 3 million from Covid: http://junksciencearchive.com/malaria_clock.html & https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/04/23/malaria-vaccine-study/8191619196625/

24/04/2021: China's Fishing Fleet Is Vacuuming the Oceans: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/17297/china-fishing-fleet#.YIFVhlVjjCg.twitter

24/04/2021: Definitely a must -have – a sex doll which delivers a greenie rant: https://nypost.com/2021/04/20/this-sex-doll-rants-about-how-despicable-the-human-race-is/

24/04/2021: How did ancient North Americans paint the rocks if you need pitons and ropes to climb them today http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61187

24/04/2021: Forty years of ‘global warming’ looks a lot like ‘global cooling’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/23/how-global-warming-isnt/

23/04/2021: Did Bigfoot murder pot growers: https://www.sfgate.com/streaming/article/hulu-true-crime-sasquatch-murder-cannabis-farmers-16104896.php

23/04/2021: This cat is done with the woke bullshit: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/comedy-gold-this-cat-is-done-with-the-woke-bullshit/

23/04/2021: Arizona’s audit has begun. Now what do you think will be the result when they had 105% voter turn-out? They will confirm the massive voter fraud which was in fact a coup d’etat  organized by the Chinese communist party and its allies. Arizona will want a re-vote to (at least) recall the two senators the GOP lost (there goes Biden’s majority). Then other states will follow. New Hampshire already has. If the election result is not (peacefully) overturned soon, there may even be civil war in the USA: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/breaking-happening-maricopa-county-moving-voting-machines-veterans-memorial-coliseum-az-senate-election-audit-will-performed/ Here’s how it was done: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/the-new-battlefront-in-war-is-election-machines/

22/04/2021: Pompeii take-away menu: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/recreate-the-menu-of-pompeii-ancient-pub

22/04/2021: Dershowitz is right about the preposterous Chauvin verdict. It is tantamount to a lynching: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/must-assume-jury-heard-maxine-waters-said-case-may-reversed-alan-dershowitz-weighs-chauvin-verdict-video/  Candace Owens’ take on this, “The media creates the mob and the mob rules”: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/21/owens-the-media-creates-the-mob-and-the-mob-rules/

22/04/2021: In a similar case, So many people are out of control. It is hard to see exactly what other response police can have eg when they are witnessing one person (ordered to stop) stabbing multiple people: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/police-shoot-15-year-old-knife-wielding-girl-in-columbus-heres-the-video/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/makiyah-bryant-neighbor-says-security-footage-proves-columbus-police-officer-no-choice-shoot-knife-wielding-teen-video/

22/04/2021: Greenland Ice Cores - The Real Climate Data: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/21/how-to-lie-with-global-warming-statistics/

21/04/2021: Just so you know: Waffle House is not racist – but what is it with this behaviour: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/can-get-waffle-another-weekend-waffle-house-fight-caught-video/ But no doubt Chauvin is guilty?

21/04/2021: The rebellion of workers against the woke – pay attention conservatives: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/its-an-upperclass-thing-labor-have-become-the-australian-wokers-party-and-the-workers-are-fed-up/

21/04/2021: Sloth – Covid’s biggest risk factor (and most other disease besides): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/covid-biggest-risk-factor-is-not-being-fat-or-diabetic-but-sitting-still/

And what about this: ‘The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks.’ https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/stanford-study-noting-ineffectiveness-harm-masks-censored-twitter-now-second-study-published-cdcs-website-confirms-masks-cause-serious-side-effects/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/us-published-medical-study-on-the-uselessness-and-dangers-of-deadly-face-masks.html

20/04/2021: Problems with electric and self-driving cars: How do we get rid of them: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/17/the-dawn-of-the-e-vehicle-battery-environmental-disaster-discarded-even-sooner-than-expected/   & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/explosive-tesla-crash-no-one-was-driving-2-dead/

20/04/2021: How ‘wokeness’ is working out in the happiness stakes. It does not surprise me that conservative women are the happiest and leftist men the unhappiest: https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2021/04/18/conservative-women-are-the-happiest-people-in-america-any-guesses-whos-unhappiest-n363805

20/04/2021: Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars: https://phys.org/news/2021-04-ingenuity-helicopter-successfully-flew-mars.html

19/04/2021: And about time too – where’s my money: https://babylonbee.com/news/men-demand-reparations-from-women-due-to-eve-eating-the-apple

19/04/2021: This is an insightful letter from a parent of a US$54,000 pa fee school (Brearley) which has also been taken over by communists – just like all our public schools. Time to change all this. Do read it: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/you-have-to-read-this-letter

19/04/2021: The Peninsula War has gone where John Moore went long ago into mist and darkness as we too must who struggle (perhaps fruitlessly) against the vast evils of the present day. In 1809 Napoleon’s ultimate victory seemed certain to many, but Wellington and others fought on to eventual triumph at Waterloo. May we also see a similar triumph against the forces of the Left and Islam which seem like to overcome us today.

The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna (1817) - Charles Wolfe

“Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,

As his corse to the rampart we hurried;

Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot

O’er the grave where our hero we buried.

 

We buried him darkly at dead of night,

The sods with our bayonets turning;

By the struggling moonbeam’s misty light

And the lantern dimly burning.

 

No useless coffin enclosed his breast,

Nor in sheet nor in shroud we wound him,

But he lay like a warrior taking his rest

With his martial cloak around him.

 

Few and short were the prayers we said,

And we spoke not a word of sorrow;

But we steadfastly gazed on the face that was dead,

And we bitterly thought of the morrow.

 

We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed

And smoothed down his lonely pillow,

That the foe and the stranger would tread o’er his head,

And we far away on the billow!

 

Lightly they’ll talk of the spirit that’s gone

And o’er his cold ashes upbraid him,

But little he’ll reck, if they let him sleep on

In the grave where a Briton has laid him.

 

But half of our heavy task was done

When the clock struck the hour for retiring;

And we heard the distant and random gun

That the foe was sullenly firing.

 

Slowly and sadly we laid him down,

From the field of his fame fresh and gory;

We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone,

But left him alone with his glory.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moore_(British_Army_officer)

Quitting Afghanistan: I’m sure this guy is right (he should know) but I misdoubt we could have hung on after the US had left: Afghan Association of Australia chairman Abdul Khaliq Fazal said the decision would lead to civil war, meaning the sacrifice of Australian troops could be wasted… Why would they leave before there is peace?”

NB: When defenestration was legalized: https://moonbattery.com/france-no-murder-charge-for-throwing-jew-out-window/

18/04/2021: New motorcycle carrier. I needed one of these for packrafting. This one is great. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/18/motorbike-carrier/

18/04/2021: The Prince’s Land Rover Defender hearse is my must have. Fortunately I own two of them so should not be disappointed when the time comes. (May be their first wash!) They will after all outlast me.

18/04/2021: The impossible mad green dream – why are we destroying ourselves with this stuff? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/16/us-green-impossibilities/

18/04/2021: Biden’s fake election is going down. I don’t know just when or what will be the result. (I still fear civil war in the US is likely). Deperno’s evidence is just part of it. The Arizona audit which starts in four days will be colossal: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/21357/trump-won-matthew-s-deperno-is-about-to-prove-it-in-court/

Quotes of the day: George Washington: ‘Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master…Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth…The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments…The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves…’ http://www.brainyquote.com/.../g/george_washington.html

17/04/2021: 2.5 billion T. rex roamed Earth, but not all at once: https://www.msn.com/EN-US/news/technology/study-2-5-billion-t-rex-roamed-earth-but-not-all-at-once/ar-BB1fH8XV?ocid=BingNews Given that each of them needed to consume the mass of approximately one small boy a day, that’s a lot of small boys gone missing.

17/04/2021: Beware of bobcats: https://gutsmack.com/2021/04/husband-goes-full-rambo/

17/04/2021: Brilliant: "A dangling participle walks into a bar..." http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/35355-Notes-for-copy-editors.html

17/04/2021: What not to do when you are issuing covid health warnings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4A313OAND0&t=12s

16/04/2021: Wonnangatta Revisit: ‘Calling a Spade a Bloody Shovel’ used to be one of my father’s favourite sayings. I was minded of this yesterday when Vicpol appeared completely unable to tell the difference between the two, and somehow bizarrely believed that two bricky’s spades discarded off the edge of a main highway could have been used to bury bodies in thick fire regrowth (which they seem to be mistaking for pristine wilderness!) nearly 100 km away from where the (likely) Wonnangatta murders took place – as if someone would have spent say four hours on 4WD tracks driving past hundreds of suitable spots so that they could then drive along 2WD roads for a several more hours to dispose of the bodies next to a main artery!

The man who committed this crime was not so stupid. He was quick-witted enough to commit the murders and dispose of the bodies (in the dark within a couple of hours of the couple arriving at the camp site – the camp toilet had not been used) leaving the ‘crime scene’ pristine enough that even after a year many of the police are still not willing to say that the crime actually occurred. He clearly knew he was going to commit this crime and had thoroughly planned it in his head – at least for hours. I imagine that he had them under observation for some time, waited till it went dark and they were in bed then struck. This suggests that he followed them in, or was already there. (I doubt he knew them as in that case he would have killed them on the Thursday night on the Howitt Plains when fewer people were about).

As I am unaware of any witness reports about Russell and Carol driving in then clearly no-one saw a car which followed them in then exited again in the dark either – which leaves open the possibility that it was not the ‘white ute’ that police are seeking (unless it was already there - as I said before).

In my last post about this a reader commented that ‘police’ have the ability to track phones which are switched off (or even have their batteries removed). I admit that I thought this was unlikely however I found indeed it is possible, but I can find no evidence that anyone has this ability unless they have accessed the phone prior to the desire to track it in some way (which would be unlikely in this instance). If ‘police’ had this ability they would long ago have identified where Russell, Carol and the perpetrator's phones were – and made an arrest!

Disposing of two bodies off a 4WD track in the dark involves several technical difficulties which suggest likely spots to search. I have spent over 40 years’ tracking’ along 4WD tracks looking for deer sign to start hounds on. And of course I have often found where people stop to dump dead calves, sheep carcasses and the like. You are not going to stop just anywhere – eg not on a very steep section or right next to a sharp bend ( as someone may come along unexpectedly). You want a level-ish spot with a good ‘drop-off  below where it is easy to drag/roll the bodies down and out of sight quickly.

I have stressed that word. You don’t want to be caught hanging around on a remote track disposing of dead bodies. Remember this was the Friday night of a long weekend. People will be arriving at all hours. You need to stop in a place where you can see lights coming from a long way away – so basically a long flattish section preferably with a slight downhill incline (not such a common spot if you are going uphill) so that your headlights can illuminate what you are doing. You would stop, toss the bodies on the ground then back up so that you can see where you are dragging them (a torch won’t cut it as well), then quickly drag them down 20 yards or so (2 minutes at most) and be on your way – and clearly never come back!

There are several suitable spots like that on the Zeka Spur (most likely eg if you followed them in) and on the Cynthia Range Track on the way out to Eaglevale (for example) the second most likely spot those two being the most common routes. If you are smart enough to have covered all traces at the crime scene (in a few minutes probably) you are not going to be driving out onto a 2WD road on a long weekend where there will likely be police/wildlife officers etc stopping cars eg to check gun licences etc. This is a common occurrence as anyone who frequents the Wonnangatta knows!

I have never been convinced (enough) by the quality of police searches to completely rule out that their (lost) bodies might even be in the bush in the vicinity of the campsite still, (photos show the cadaver dogs there now) but all along I thought this was a one-in-a-million chance. I have actually spoken to the people who found the burnt out camp site six days later but I do not know who found it the  next day and failed to report it. What an irresponsible person! The people six days later drove immediately up to ‘the tops’ so they could phone the police (whose response was evidently about what we are used to, eg in the case of the little lost boy they could not find at about the same time & etc!)

On the seventh day (if I had been the police) I would have been walking along the tracks I mentioned (and similar ones) with my two small Jack Russell terriers who would have immediately told me when they smelled a body (supposing my own olfactory skills were so poor as not to notice!) A year later is just about too late to be bringing out the ‘cadaver dogs’ as they have been doing, though if they look in the right place the bodies will still be there – but not buried! There is absolutely not reason to bury the bodies. The time spent doing so (an hour or more in the dark – oh sure!) would only increase the chance that someone would come along and notice.

This perpetrator is not stupid. I can see several attempts by the police (in reporting) to ‘spook’ him but they are so inconsistent and poorly thought out they would clearly not have that effect on any (evil) intelligent person. For example inconsistently stating the numbers (one/some) of people in the white ute. If you know there are two you say ‘two’ so that the one less guilty will come forward in the expectation that police are close behind. You do not say that the ‘shovels’ were found in bush ‘where no human has even walked’ (when they were obviously thrown/fallen off from a vehicle anyway). Really if no-one had ever walked there how did the shovels get there?

As a policemen you need to give some indication you are smarter than the criminal. This is not the way to do it. You can be sure the perpetrator is closely reading every word that is written about this crime. (NB I note that the reporters may be to blame for some/all of these slips. The reporting of this matter and most others has been appalling)

My own ‘hunch’ about this is that the perpetrator is an evil ‘copycat’ who decided to emulate the very similar 1916 murders in pretty much the same spot where the bodies were also removed from the scene – you would hope police searched the spots where the 1916 bodies were found - though I doubt they would be there. Some recent reports:

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-move-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-to-mount-hotham-area/news-story/dbc205908ec032aec7c2dc0195548ff3  & https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-move-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-to-mount-hotham-area/news-story/dbc205908ec032aec7c2dc0195548ff3  & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts-victoria/detectives-pause-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-await-forensic-tests-for-two-shovels/news-story/c6e4f7462284832ef5cb21b4bbf31ce0  & https://www.9news.com.au/national/mysterious-disappearance-of-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay-mount-hotham-victoria/16ad67b3-d318-4cc5-ac3f-f14b6c8bdc4f &   https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/criminal-psychologist-tim-watsonmunro-believes-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-met-with-foul-play/news-story/9679014d5dd2d4c8fc9577ecc0ed5f47  & https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9472341/Russell-Hill-Carol-Clay-Investigation-missing-campers-PAUSED-discovery-new-clues.html

16/04/2021: We must fight back against the ‘elites’ or we are doomed: https://www.steynonline.com/11218/the-perversion-of-public-discourse

16/04/2021: The new Domino Theory: France is probably lost: https://www.thenewneo.com/2021/04/12/i-think-france-may-be-lost/

16/04/2021: Remember when ‘manly’ and ‘brave’ used to be virtues: https://moonbattery.com/from-lou-gehrig-to-aaron-hicks-in-only-82-years/ After the speech what was there but to die horribly and have the disease named after him.

15/04/2021: South Coast Track Fiordland NZ: Waitutu to Westies: I can't believe it is five years ago today we were there. Time for another trip. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/14/south-coast-track-fiordland-nz-waitutu-to-westies/

15/04/2021: Who would want to be a policeman today: https://www.aol.com/news/ex-officer-kim-potter-charged-161300713.html

Contrast this: https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/no-charges-against-officer-who-shot-ashli-babbitt-doj_3776023.html

15/04/2021: Jack Russells fear nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1q63v6Dd3c&t=49s

14/04/2021: Do clean your teeth: https://www.studyfinds.org/gum-disease-alzheimers-disease/

14/04/2021: This is about as stupid as Albanese thinking you could charge your car with solar overnight: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/as-useful-as-boobs-on-a-bull.html

14/04/2021: I found these two essays deeply disturbing – yet (sadly) I do not doubt their truth: https://quillette.com/2021/04/06/when-sons-become-daughters-part-ii-parents-of-transitioning-boys-speak-out-on-their-own-suffering/ & https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/reflections/2021/04/the-very-devil-of-a-thing-to-comprehend/

13/04/2021:

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-0/p552x414/172135415_3911947322206208_2713711719342684249_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=v3ihnaCFtu0AX85gj9-&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&tp=6&oh=acc104c717c67755df1e5d1f2c8bdb13&oe=609C3B32

13/04/2021:

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/iowahawk_obese_women_stunning_brave_03-27-2021.jpg

13/04/2021: Fossil Fuel Decline – Really? https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/making-people-believe-nonsense-the-imaginary-decline-of-fossil-fuels/

13/04/2021: The Krag-Jorgensen Rifle, a fascinating historical insight: https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2021/4/9/the-krag-jorgensen-americas-first-bolt-action-service-rifle (Particularly the anecdote about the Moro uprising).

12/04/2021: Humanities has just gone away. That is why it is in a sad decline. It has eschewed its core curriculum, just as our political parties have deserted their key constituencies as both move inexorably to the left. The Liberal Party is today much further to the left than the Labor Party was when I was a young man, and the Labor Party is now to the left of where the Communist Party was then! Don’t get me started on monstrous evil of the Greens! https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/09/this-is-not-a-chicken-and-egg-problem/

12/04/2021: Port Arthur 25 Years: Has everyone forgotten that various levels of government slapped a 75-100 year secrecy lock on the events at Port Arthur so that no-one then alive could ever know the truth of the events which occurred on that day? Nothing could better indicate the absurdity of Martin Bryant’s supposed ‘guilt’ or responsibility for this massacre. There is (unfortunately) no way this poor imbecile either did or could have carried out this awful crime. Someone/s who was an expert marksman had to have been involved – and the government/s of the day also had to have been complicit (at least in the cover up). The fact that witness testimony swearing that the gunman was not Bryant (from a man who had known him all his life) was suppressed and that witness was suddenly made dead should send a chill through all of us. Using the event as an excuse to disarm Australians (whilst at the same time arming the Indonesian military with 100,000 of our confiscated weapons!) was also reprehensible, particularly when you look at how deaths from guns had been falling on a very even curve (and continued to do so without even a blip) before and after the event. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/behindthescenes/port-arthur-massacre-changed-gun-laws-but-still-no-firearms-registry-25-years-on/news-story/b7d072bea176ad4e57d3937223f5afc8 & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/former-prime-minister-john-howard-calls-on-nations-leaders-to-uphold-gun-control-laws/news-story/75ab88000756b4761776019833c7d7fa

12/04/2021: Sanjeev on sanity (and arithmetic) – with thanks for introducing me to a new word ‘crore’ or ten million. I too have been over the hype about this virus now for over a year. Sure, I recognized early on that it was a new and deadly type of flu but it soon emerged that it was no deadlier than many earlier ones and so merited no greater response than they did. However even they merited some more public health response (in terms of prevention) than has hitherto been the case. Improving people’s levels of Vitamin D and Zinc for example would have saved many lives, as would making available cheap effective treatments such as has proved to be the case with eg Hydroxychloroquine, Ivomec, Betadine & etc. But now we come to the absurd responses to the vaccines (both from members of the public – and government). There are those who view the vaccines (particularly the Mrna ones) as some sort of mass extermination systems. This seems so vanishingly unlikely…I misdoubt that the Israelis (for example) who are a bit more used to mass extermination than most folks would have allowed almost their entire population to be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine if it were likely to have this consequence! Then there are all the absurd innumerate responses to the risk (of the vaccine relative to the disease). To date we have 2,948,567 deaths worldwide from 136,609,182  cases = .21% (Australia : 909/20412 = .0445%). In Australia we have had so far over 840,000 people vaccinated with zero deaths and one case of blood clotting (from whatever cause) quickly treated. The ratio of the risk of death from the disease as compared to the vaccine is therefore at the moment infinity to one! You just can’t get safer than that. https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/12/returning-australia-to-sanity-the-crucial-importance-of-a-sense-of-proportion/

 

An end to hygiene theatre. Can we please have a similar cessation of the dreadful virtual signalling of mask wearing? https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/health/coronavirus-hygiene-cleaning-surfaces.html

 

11/04/2021: Knee Cure News: OK, so there is a new thing you can do and I had it done yesterday, so it is early days yet. But…It is called Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation. Put simply it zaps the nerves coming from the knee which are causing you the pain and turns them off for around a year, perhaps two. It’s costing me $400 plus some extra for anaesthetists, hospital expenses etc – cheap at half the price! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/11/knee-cure-news/

 

11/04/2021: On Peter Walsh’s Death on this day in 2015: He was Finance Minister in the Hawke Government. He was possibly the last economically literate Labor leader. Comparing him to the commie rabble running the party now evokes the cry, ‘Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.’(Dante)‘Walsh was not selective in his hatred of rent-seekers and protectionists: He despised trade union leaders as much as he despised farm and business leaders for their special interest pleading. And he was just as withering in his critiques of the environmental movement’s anti-growth agenda….He abhorred the rising influence of the environmental movement on the Labor Party and wrote that “since the 1980s Australian Labor Party policy has been incrementally hijacked by well-heeled, self-indulgent, morally vain and would-be authoritarian activists whom the media often describes as the intelligentsia”.’ From his obit in the Australian.

11/04/2021: “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns; why should we let them have ideas?” Joseph Stalin.

11/04/2021:

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11/04/2021: News You won’t See - Death of a Climate Sceptic: https://spectator.com.au/2021/04/prince-philip-climate-sceptic-already-spinning-in-his-grave/ The reality is that the long view (eg geology) has always shown that there has been a succession of Ice Ages for the last several million years and that we are (for approx 12,000 years now) in an inter-glacial ‘warming’ before the (next) ice age returns; that the earth has been steadily cooling since the high point of the inter-glacial 8,000 years ago and continues to do so; that CO2 has very little relevance – indeed CO2 peaks approx 800 years after warming peaks (not the other way around, ie warming causes an increase in CO2 - by outgassing from the oceans). There is very little (or nothing) we can do to prevent ‘climate change’ whose causes remain largely unknown and even if they were known they are well beyond anything humans can effect (eg celestial mechanics, solar output, vulcanism etc). Mitigation remains our only course of action. The long view is that we must prepare our technology for coping with a cooler world where large areas of high (ie towards the poles) land will become unlivable and similar areas of habitable land will (re)emerge from the seas. Crop seasons will shorten. Reliable energy sources (ie not ‘renewables’ will become ever more vital). Most of the human race will have to move over time. But there is likely plenty of time. These processes don’t usually happen overnight!

10/04/2021: Vale Sir Philip Mountbatten, (Knight of Australia and many other things). What a life you had. You saw Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Thatcher, Reagan & Trump go by. The beginning and end of World War 2 and the Cold War, almost the whole duration of the USSR and the EU – a huge slice of history, and you knew most of the players personally.

10/04/2021: The World’s Lightest Off-Road Motorcycle (60 kg)  – must have: http://www.fxbikes.com/

10/04/2021: Fusion this decade - perhaps: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a36065327/nuclear-reactor-makes-fusion-viable-by-2030/

08/04/2021: Snowpiercer? Too dangerous by far: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/06/dangerously-stupid-science-solar-geoengineering/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/07/be-afraid-scientists-at-work/

08/04/2021: A technique to produce transplantable livers in the laboratory: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-04-technique-transplantable-livers-laboratory.html

 

08/04/2021: How True is this: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/07/the-imaginary-climate-crisis-how-can-we-change-the-message-a-talk-by-richard-lindzen/ PS: I think he makes a very fair point about those who advocate ‘accepting the science’ ie that one should ask them eg to explain the ‘Second Law of Thermodynamics’ or similar. Those who urge ‘acceptance of science’ would be hard put to explain ‘science’.

07/04/2021: What is it with this Marise Payne ‘Prime Minister for Women’ bullshit Scott? She is a dead duck – and so is the issue: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/marise-the-prime-minister-for-women-reports-on-task-force-photo-session.html

07/04/2021: The Great Hydrogen Bubble – this idea is just as silly as Swift’s idea of extracting sunshine from cucumbers, only more costly: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/27/david-bidstrup-guest-post-hydrogen-hopes/

07/04/2021: Peter Dutton on unsung heroes – well done guys: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/magnificent-statement-from-minister-for-home-affairs-peter-dutton-mp-well-done-minister.html

06/04/2021: Seems like the George Floyd trial is about as dead in the water as he is. If you die of a Fentanyl overdose (four times the lethal dose) whilst being legally restrained against resisting arrest (as per the police training manual), that is surely the end of the matter: https://moonbattery.com/chauvin-prosecutors-dismiss-autopsy-findings/

06/04/2021: Shades of ‘Awakenings’? The return of ‘sleeping sickness’ in Sweden: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-41748485

06/04/2021: Reagan: Just as true now as it was in 1975. eg “Balancing the budget is like protecting your virtue. You have to learn to say, ‘No’”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNmnmdtcdcg&t=100s

06/04/2021: Ouch: Trap Shooters: Stop Resting Your Shotgun Barrel On Your Foot! https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/trap-shooters-stop-resting-the-barrel-on-your-foot-nsfw/

05/04/2021: Thomson Autumn Packraft: Perhaps the last lovely canoeing day of 2021's autumn. Time to spend a few hours on one of my favourite rivers. As I mentioned in this post Thomson River Packrafting Day Trip you can enjoy a number of different day trips on this beautiful river if you haven't enough time for a multi-day trip like this Only the Moon and Me or How Green was My River. But you should some time.

I have just installed a new motorbike carrier on our old Disco so I was all ready to try it out on a beautiful 26C autumn day with .21 metres of water at Coopers Creek near the minimum - though I have been down the river enjoyably albeit with many scrapes at .18!

I stopped well back Probably nearly 2 km from the end of the track as I do not fancy riding down really steep sections (old bones break too easily) or the difficulties one can encounter 4WDing back up them, so I parked my (Yamaha 225cc) motorcycle here on the Mitchell Creek Track.

This canoe trip takes about three hours. It took me about an hour to get from Cowwarr Weir to the river and about half an hour to go back from there for my bike. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/05/thomson-autumn-packraft/

05/04/2021: Maybe China could not conquer even Taiwan after all, so why all the sabre rattling Xi. Seems to me there must be a huge powder keg there and that regime change is the real fear: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/04/china-and-the-looming-warfare-over-taiwan/

05/04/2021: Right on Jo: The biggest ‘problem’ is alienation from the natural world and the failure of ‘education’. Capitalism has been an amazing success and the world just keeps getting to be a better place: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/half-the-population-trapped-in-media-fantasy-world-of-doom/

05/04/2021: So much for privacy: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/stolen-data-of-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-online-2021-4?r=US&IR=T The good news is that Zuckerburg’s phone number was amongst them: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/mark-zuckerbergs-phone-number-among-personal-data-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-hackers/

04/04/2021:  I love Theodore Dalrymple. What a book review! Well what a book really, and no doubt written at the public expense! When you notice that your taxes have gone up you really should ask yourself where has the money gone and do you want it back? Here’s an example of this execrable book, “The negative value of the end of anthropocentrism is where the jubilance of the world begins. The everything else that comes at the end of these systems is primarily only really the end of the primacy of one isomorphic functioning mode of knowledge. Difference and proliferation which seethes beneath in a germinal state has the capacity to express when the anthropocentric mode is diminished to one of many ways, historical or majoritarian-hysterical.” As Theodore observes, “Her style made The Critique of Pure Reason seem as light and witty as The Importance of Being Earnest.”  https://www.takimag.com/article/easy-to-put-down/ 

04/04/2021: Thank goodness there are still people like Sanjeev in the world. PS I personally remember real pandemics: polio, TB, diphtheria, small pox – malaria for goodness sakes (100 million + dead!) – just to name a few. A great many people suffered and died. Many I knew and loved. I caught and survived most of them too. But there was no economic devastation, no attack on our freedoms. Just a quiet continuing effort to conquer and eliminate the diseases themselves. This pandemic has been the enemy of the people, its freedom and its wealth – but without actually killing almost anyone: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/04/please-start-your-own-fear-removal-experiments-a-report-on-what-ive-found-to-date/

04/04/2021: Just an Easter reminder that Christianity is the most oppressed religion in the world. In China it is not just Falun Gong and Moslems who are being suppressed. Millions of Christians are too: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/chinese-christians-held-secret-brainwashing-camps-say-sources/

03/04/2021: Hiking Hydro Power: A friend (thank you Bruce) sent me a link to one of these great gadgets which sent me off on a search of the possibilities, since many of us hike/hunt in mountain areas where there is often ample flowing water. Something like this would also be good for providing power to your Wilderness Hut.

What you have here is a Waterproofed DC dynamo powered by a prop (or turbine) basically with a transformer circuit which stabilises the output to 5 volts then charges a battery which can then be used to draw off power for a multitude of uses.

All these are small systems in the range 5 to around 20 watts which would be sufficient for most people's modest backcountry purposes providing they have access to a good steady flow of fast moving water with a good 'head' (ie fall).

This one is the 'Waterlily' one of the best priced units I found. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/03/hiking-hydro-power/

03/04/2021: Was Jesus in fact not from Nazareth? Interesting to say the least: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/jesuss-childhood-home-actually-38-miles-current-day-nazareth-expert-believes-may-case/

03/04/2021: Global Temperature is up .01C on the average of the last forty years. Please don’t panic: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/02/uah-global-temperature-update-for-march-2021-0-01-deg-c/

03/04/2021: From the Bureau of Statistics : This is what they trashed the country for – nothing to see here: https://catallaxyfiles.com/files/2021/04/DB-1.png

02/04/2021: The Raincoat Swag – and other mods: The humble raincoat is so often a life-saver. There is no other item so vital for your survival that you should take into the bush as some type of shelter (even if it is only the humble $2 space blanket which so easily slips in your breast pocket). For most people though that will be their raincoat, so it is important to realise just what you can do with it.

As with so many things such realisations often only come after a lifetime of failing to recognise them (hopefully this is not a fatal mistake!) I recently realised (after nearly 70 years) for example that toothpaste is a liquid. All the disputes about how to best handle toothpaste tubes come to an abrupt end after you understand this, and thenceforth always keep the tube in an upright position standing on its lid. The toothpaste always comes out easily then and keeps on doing so until the very last (unexpected you will find out) drop (or dollop)!

Of course the same is true (ie failing to recognise things) eg  when people continue to wear their raincoats when caught out for prolonged periods eg overnight in heavy freezing rain. Water strips away heat at least twenty times more efficiently than does air (why it is often used to cool things; – think car radiators for example). In such a situation as the above this becomes a life-threatening situation which must be addressed by taking your raincoat off! And holding or securing it above you to create an air gap. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/01/the-raincoat-swag-and-other-mods/

02/04/2021: A Pocket History of Vaccination (with some surprises): https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-unexpected-history-vaccines/

02/04/2021: How bright they are: solar panels charging your car overnight: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/therapeutic-albaneses-solar-panels-charging-the-electric-car-overnight.html

No wonder that green energy is now perceived as an existential threat to the German economy (not just Germany peeps): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/green-energy-an-existential-threat-to-german-economy-declares-supreme-auditors/

Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg's plastic garbage filled Tesla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8SyoRwV_To&t=62s

01/04/2021: A Good Yarn – the Maid of Lincoln: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61072

01/04/2021: Alan Moran is quite right about ‘going broke by being woke’Australia needs several new coal-fired (HELE) power stations just like eg China and India are building thousands of (to burn our coal) so we can once again have the cheapest energy in the world – not to mention reliable: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/going-broke-by-being-woke-not-embracing-coal-undermines-our-economic-superiority/video/458855a63331af57993d522895634343

01/04/2021: Things you should know about Michel Foucault (since the whole world now sings to his playbook): https://moonbattery.com/michel-foucault-founding-father-of-wokism/

31/03/2021: I’m with this guy (completely). BTW His name ie Mark Dice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4J2SZw0Fl0

31/03/2021: Forty Years Ago Today. “Honey, I forgot to duck,” he said. What a guy: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/40-years-ago-today-ronald-reagan-was-shot-outside-a-washington-hotel

And another: Maggie, the Greatest Woman of the Twentieth Century – she certainly was: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/24/the-greatest-woman-of-the-twentieth-century-2/ We shall not see their like again.

31/03/2021: 100 Years of the RAAF – sorry I missed this: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/raaf-centenary-flypast-today-in-canberra.html

30/03/2021: What sort of country is it where you are sacked for telling obvious truths: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/jeremy-cordeaux-sacked-for-saying-brittany-higgins-was-a-silly-girl-who-got-drunk.html

30/03/2021: CS Lewis was so insightful, predicting so much of the modern ‘woke’ movement as long ago as WW2 in his ‘Screwtape Letters’: https://townhall.com/columnists/jaredwhitley/2021/03/27/how-cs-lewis-predicted-woke-education-could-turn-democracy-into-dictatorship-n2586801?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=03/27/2021&bcid=575bc00128510eae2a069e63ebe3ef4d&recip=27779883

30/03/2021: Della and I had the Astra-Zenika vaccine yesterday. No reactions at all so far (as expected). Given that (eg) in the US there have been <2,000 deaths after covid vaccination (from all causes – but see my ‘Post Hoc’ post 21/02) after approx 140 million people vaccinations (.0000142%) as compared with a death rate from the virus as high as 5% ie 352,112 times higher, I think vaccination makes more sense even if (like me) you think the disease was extraordinarily overblown in the public mind. Helps to be able to do simple arithmetic though!

29/03/2021: Xiaomi to launch the world's first liquid lens smartphone camera: https://newatlas.com/mobile-technology/xiaomi-mi-mix-liquid-lens/

29/03/2021: A truly great primer in economics for the layman, eg: ‘The question is not whether we wish to see everybody as well off as possible. Among men of good will such an aim can be taken for granted. The real question concerns the proper means of achieving it. And in trying to answer this we must never lose sight of a few elementary truisms. We cannot distribute more wealth than is created. We cannot in the long run pay labor as a whole more than it produces. The best way to raise wages, therefore, is to raise labor productivity.’ https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/03/taxing-and-spending-and-failing/

29/03/2021: Men in Skirts: https://twitter.com/GuardianFashion/status/1374714123804569603?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1374714123804569603%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmoonbattery.com%2F

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

28/03/2021: Wonnangatta Murder Mystery: Sounds like police are getting closer to solving this. They have now narrowed the suspect/s down to someone in a dual cab ute and clearly also have some phone records which will identify him/them. Apparently they have now also brought in cadaver dogs to assist with the search and have actually increased the number of detectives working on the case: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/4wd-key-as-police-close-in-on-high-country-suspect/news-story/876e9df34a4a3590b9b8506c18d865dc & https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/cadaver-dogs-brought-in-to-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/97c9f02d82882d0eb20abf236031db4e

Previous: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/drone-found-in-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/ae112e4e46c4d10af27164935391887c & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/white-ute-remains-untraced-in-case-of-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/0e88d761ae1d759b592a789fb92157ad

28/03/2021: DIY Ultralight Pipe Gun: In places where they are legal people might consider making one of these eg for protection from predators of various sorts, survival situations or to secure food for the pot. They can be stowed safely in two pieces and take up very little space and weight.

When separated in its two pieces (eg in separate bags) there is very little to tell that it is a gun at all. In the one pictured below for example, if one was to weld a wheel nut sized socket on the end of the ‘handle’ I think it would pass most people’s inspection as a tool for assisting with removing flat tyres from vehicles when traveling eg around Australia.

One made in .410 gauge (which has a number of shell options including solids) would be flexible, useful, reasonably lightweight without the obvious dangers of the bigger 12 gauge brother which in many cases would be ‘overkill’ – at least for the ultralight hiker. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/27/diy-ultralight-pipe-gun/

28/03/2021: China’s Demographic Trap: China this century is on track to experience history’s most dramatic demographic collapse in the absence of war or disease. Today, the country has a population more than four times larger than America’s. By 2100, the U.S. will probably have more people than China: https://nationalinterest.org/feature/coming-demographic-collapse-china-180960

28/03/2021: Now Sydney Uni wants to sack people who are ‘disrespectful’. How you would avoid this I don’t know. We were there in the early 70s when the communists were just starting to take over. They have clearly long since won. As with the ABC/SBS – and the public service in general, the communists have taken now over completely. ‘We the people’ need to sack all these folks in great numbers (say 10% per year until further notice) as they are not merely parasites on everyone but also parasites trying to control the host, not just ruin it: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/sydney-uni-wants-to-be-able-to-sack-disrespectful-staff/ PS: Now we have the same sort of ‘correct speech’ rubbish being insisted on in Parliament with Scott (this morning) sending his own members to ‘re-education camps’! Unbelievable.You have to be able to (give and) take the ‘rough and tumble’ boys and girls.

28/03/2021: Even with military and cops everywhere the ‘great cities’ of the US are lost. Eg What life actually looks like under the Democrats. Philadephia at night (last Republican mayor 1952): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOBoDT-3oM0&t=643s Or watch this video as two teenage girls murder a taxi driver in Washington for no apparent reason: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/13-15-year-old-girls-charged-with-murdering-uber-eats-driver-after-carjacking.html

27/03/2021: A Must Watch - Pat Condell on Free Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epozNGNU6Yg PS: He is right about ‘common purpose’. You will be hearing more about that.

27/03/2021: Welcome to 3D Printed Houses: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/homeless-man-becomes-first-person-to-live-in-3d-printed-house-see-inside/

27/03/2021: Biden - Sad and Pathetic: https://twitter.com/i/status/1375192102796075009 Tucker’s take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEucxkTUG2c

27/03/2021: Immigration Success Stories: “19 per cent of young people in Victorian prisons are African-‘Australians’ (despite making up less than 0.5 per cent of the state’s youth population)” https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/26/everything-in-moderation/

26/03/2021: Bears having fun - FF to about 1 minute in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm8WXtrmjjg&t=184s

26/03/2021: SpaceX's Starlink Raises Download Speed Goal From 1Gbps to 10Gbps (& Goodbye NBN): https://au.pcmag.com/networking/85130/spacexs-starlink-raises-download-speed-goal-from-1gbps-to-10gbps

And it’s not just SpaceX. NZ’s ‘Rocket Lab’ has launched 104 satellites: https://www.space.com/rocket-lab-launch-seven-satellites-march-2021

26/03/2021: We don’t want to be like ‘renewable powerhouse’ South Australia: ‘The inbound flow (from coal elsewhere) is 450MW (a third of the demand), gas is providing a flow of 850MW and the battery 10MW.’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/25/the-hard-part-of-getting-to-net-zero-demonstrated-by-south-australia/

25/03/2021: A .30 Calibre Semi-Automatic Air Rifle – what’s not to like: https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2021/3/21/preview-hatsan-blitz-air-rifle

25/03/2021: Things you should not do at work (or anywhere else for that matter): https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/peta-credlin-claims-historical-gay-orgies-took-place-at-parliament-house/news-story/ca0f9e7274174706c1e9bf4115a692e8

25/03/2021: Denmark rejects multi-culturalism (and prospers) Let’s do it too. From their PM, ‘As a society, we must step more into character and stick to our Danish values. We must not accept that democracy is replaced with hatred in parallel societies. Radicalization must not be protected. It must be revealed…The government will rethink its integration efforts so that it is based to a greater extent on clear requirements and clear expectations with a focus on law and duty…Basically, it must be the case that once you have been granted residence in Denmark, you must of course support yourself. If this is not possible for a period of time, the government will propose that you — in return for your social welfare benefit — be obliged to contribute the equivalent of a normal working week of 37 hours. These are some of the tasks ahead of us in the new year.’ https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/17197/denmark-parallel-societies

But here we have top migrants. Keep on protecting us like this, please government: https://richardsonpost.com/harryrichardson/21096/asio-cucks-to-islam/

24/03/2021:Ultralight Tipi Design: I came across this truly brilliant small DIY tipi design over at Quest Outfitters (where they sell a kit for it for US$77.50 – Mar 2021) when I was looking to buy some other DIY supplies. I was so impressed by it I asked Nick, its inventor for permission to reproduce it here and he kindly agreed. Nick has done rather a lot more work than I began with my post Seamless Tyvek Tipi. For example he has worked out where the centre is and a method to close it properly. His website has complete instructions for making the tarp in a variety of sizes. The 9′ wide one (pictured) weighs 23 oz (655 grams) in 1.3 oz/yd2 silnylon (add floor to that) and sets up with a 6′ (1.8 metre) pole. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/24/nixitarp-tipi-design/

24/03/2021: Drone Footage of Iceland Volcano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuMeLv9_oS0&t=99s

24/03/2021: Help, I lost my body. I’ll just grow a new one: https://www.popsci.com/story/animals/slugs-organisms-photosynthesis/

24/03/2021: Of course these floods are ‘unprecedented’. My memories of the 1955 Maitland floods are illusory as are those of my older relatives of the hottest years on record (by a long shot still) in the late 1930s. PS In some of the photos I can actually see some of my relatives: may aunt on the first floor verandah surrounded by floodwaters; my uncle manning a lifeboat in the main street & etc: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/a-taste-of-the-1955-floods-in-nsw.html

23/03/2021: Meanwhile sea shanties are (deservedly) back to Number One on the charts: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56463078

23/03/2021: Just because we don’t understand prehistoric ‘writing’ doesn’t mean that it wasn’t: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Illustration-of-engraving-phases.jpg

23/03/2021: Regarding Parliament House boozing and swyving: When I was an employee it was a sacking offence to be under the influence or engage in private liaisons at work. It was not a reason to cry out, ‘Poor Me’. I have had more than enough of paying for this spoilt ‘culture’.

22/03/2021: While you are enjoying the floods, can I remind you that last year’s (non-record) bushfires were supposedly brought to you by ‘global warming’ – and not Dorothea Mackellar?

22/03/2021: Toyota warns that switching to electric cars would require doubling electricity generation (apart from solving the problem of fast charging) and where is that (reliable?) electricity to come from? Nuclear? https://pjmedia.com/culture/bryan-preston/2021/03/19/toyota-warns-again-about-electrifying-all-autos-is-anyone-listening-n1433674

22/03/2021: NB: John Maynard Keynes would have been in the poor house if he had had to make a living from his economic skills: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/21/keynesian-malpractice-started-early/

21/03/2021: The Nazi-Fighting Women of the Jewish Resistance: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/18/opinion/sunday/Jewish-women-Nazi-fighters.html

21/03/2021: A great article on the ‘new’ totalitarianism. This is not ‘The Black Death’. Consider this important point for example, ‘Health Minister Greg Hunt has stated on 20 February 2021 that “the world is engaged in the largest clinical trial; the largest global vaccination trial ever”. This is correct. We only have emergency use authorisation for the vaccines. This means they must be used only for a serious or life-threatening illness where it is reasonable to believe that the vaccine is effective and its benefits outweigh any risks, and when there are no adequate approved, alternative medical countermeasures. The primary endpoint for these vaccine trials has been PCR-confirmed symptomatic covid-19. Many experts believe that these studies should have examined whether the vaccine prevents frail elderly people from dying, something also not possible to determine from the studies given their small sample size in this age cohort.’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/20/political-resistance-to-totalitarian-policies/

21/03/2021: ‘The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar’. Sounds like a good read. Somehow one forgets that the motivation (al la Shakespeare) for the assassination was to prevent the creation of an emperor. That worked out well. I guess you might think similarly that the motivation for the Russian revolution was the creation of a better society: https://strategypage.com/bookreviews/2159

20/03/2021: Just how long will it be before the predators work out how to scam the Sexual Consent App? https://nationalpost.com/news/world/australia-proposes-app-to-document-sexual-consent-but-experts-say-it-misinterprets-the-circumstances-of-sexual-abuse

20/03/2021: Let’s forget those big batteries and just build some new HELE or Thorium generators please: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/19/craig-brooking-michael-bowden-guest-post-firming-re-power-with-batteries/

20/03/2021: The Chinese military machine is primed for world hegemony but will the regime simply collapse like the Soviet Union did and reveal itself to have been a ‘paper tiger’ after all: https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2021-3-17-is-china-about-to-win-in-the-battle-for-the-future

19/03/2021: The past continues to give up its secrets: https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/israel-finds-2000-yr-old-biblical-manuscripts-662148

19/03/2021: Moby Dick might have been quite devious after all: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/17/sperm-whales-in-19th-century-shared-ship-attack-information?fbclid=IwAR20F1LOWFBFzHKENoJ-eZmDFgpY4TJX7P8LzJjRsQUvZMY1o4j1EFIvBXQ

19/03/2021: Well done once again One Nation: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/great-work-from-malcolm-roberts-and-pauline-hanson-senate-votes-to-confirm-use-of-proper-english-lan.html

18/03/2021: Wilderness Hut: I am so glad there are others who are also not wholly smitten by the ‘leave no trace’ religion. In any number of unlikely places over the years I have come across ingeniously constructed huts and fishing/hunting camps sprinkled (without eg Government or Parks Vic’s blessing or knowledge) throughout our wonderful Victorian mountains.

These are not the (official) huts that ‘everyone’ knows about – and which even appear on maps – like the one at Black Snake Creek on the Wonnangatta River which is nearly a hundred years old now (constructed by the last resident of that 1930’s gold mining town, Harry Gee).

The huts I am speaking of were constructed with great effort and skill away from vehicular access, and usually well camouflaged so that they are not readily found by aerial searches. If a hut is only around 10′ x 10′ (or less) – adequate for comfy shelter for (say) four people on a winter’s night, and has been blotch-painted, it is extremely hard to find on Google Earth – even when you know exactly where it is. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/18/wilderness-hut/

18/03/2021: Our education system is a mess. Naplan was the single Gillard achievement I supported but it has been gutted by the trendies. Vast amounts of cash wasted on useless years of ‘schooling’ without improving actual education which is now worse than it was when my parents were at school in the 1920s: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/17/education-cover-up/

18/03/2021: Sometimes you have doubts about your own child raising. Who really is the child abuser here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/activist-attacked-streets-montreal-campaigning-giving-puberty-blockers-children/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/horror-father-faces-arrest-jail-time-trying-stop-doctors-transitioning-middle-school-daughter-boy-video/ & Wow: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/wth-8-year-old-social-media-star-dating-13-year-old-influencer-moms-blessing/

18/03/2021: Harrison Bergeron is coming to a town near you: https://lawliberty.org/harrison-bergerons-equitable-tyranny/

15/03/2021: My Octopus Teacher – worth a look: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81045007

15/03/2021: If this is happening in a democracy imagine what it will be like under Chinese rule: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/two-years-uk-testing-new-globalist-surveillance-technology-tracks-stores-web-browsing-every-british-citizen/ 

 

15/03/2021: The US election fraud: 53 million fake voters. The maths does not lie even if Joe does. I admit I hadfn’t realized it was quite that big. Yes, something must be done, but what? https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/21010/was-i-completely-wrong/

15/03/2021: I said it weeks ago, but WA has proved me right: conservatives must stop following commies down their rat holes: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/13/aussie-green-conservative-leader-obliterated-in-state-election/

14/03/2021: Windy Old Weather: 'Windy Old Weather'. I guess  you have all heard the old sea shanty at one time or another and you know the refrain, 'When the wind blows, We'll all go together'.

If you are high on some solitary mountain top in the Victorian Alps and a 'Southerly Buster' comes rolling in off the Bight, or you are hiking the South Coast Track on the bottom of Tassie in the 'Roaring Forties' it is all too likely your tent will disappear into the night like the Cheshire Cat's smile. There are ways to avoid this. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/14/windy-old-weather/

14/03/2021: Astonishing: Chopping wood without arms – no NDIS for him I suspect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTuMkLwxm-U

 

14/03/2021: Awesome Arrow Penetration: https://www.facebook.com/precisioncrafted/ & https://fb.watch/4cXhTOuHwG/

 

14/03/2021: A Terrifying Eye Opener: ‘There is nor flying hence nor tarrying here. I gin to be aweary of the sun, And wish the estate o' the world were now undone.’ (Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5) Understanding Nihilism: ‘At the core of totalitarian thought and behavior is the practice of forfeiting personhood to a consecrated idea. When a society elevates the idea above the sanctity of individual life, citizens suffer abuse, coercion, violence, and pain. Millions die because political idolatry presupposes perpetual human sacrifice.’ https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/history/articles/anna-geifman-russian-revolution

 

13/03/2021: Amazing drone footage inside a bowling alley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgS54fqKxf0&t=87s

 

13/03/2021: Clearly we need Orcas, not Barracudas. This costly mistake needs to be ended forthwith: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/03/our-unstoppable-cane-toad-class-submarines/ The biggest ‘elephant’ is the enormous expansion of the Chinese military – especially its navy. Now almost larger than the combined fleets of the rest of the world – and you didn’t think there was going to be a World War 3?

13/03/2021: Ancient Greek Antikythera ‘computer’ decoded: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/12/scientists-move-closer-to-solving-mystery-of-antikythera-mechanism?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

12/03/2021: An Ultralight Hammock: You can now make a hammock which weighs (well) under 150 grams including suspensions system! Given that you can also make a hammock tarp which weighs less than this (too) including tie-outs and pegs, (so a total carry weight of sub 300 grams!) you should seriously consider hammocking as an option, or at least as an alternative choice to your tent when you fail to find a suitable tent site at the end of a long day.

This is particularly apposite (in forested areas obviously) when you can expect very wet conditions (as in Fiordland). If you are unable to camp on the ground, you will be in very serious trouble indeed (there) if you only have a ten or tarp. People die. Be warned. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/12/an-ultralight-hammock/

12/03/2021: Remember Gulliver encountering this guy, ‘He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers’? Australia’s ‘energy ‘ policy now looks far less sensible than this! https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/11/further-progress-in-australias-suicidal-energy-policies/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/12/is-the-energy-security-board-a-joke-name-for-the-organisation/

 

12/03/2021: The new censorship method. I must say I have already experienced this –indeed the whole cancel culture phenomenon is seriously worrying: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/upper-class-copying-censorship-tactics-from-china/

 

12/03/2021: What was it all about?  Sweden reports fewer deaths in 2020 than 2012: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/sweden-reports-fewer-deaths-in-2020-than-2012-after-rejecting-globalist-consensus-on-covid-19-policy/

 

11/03/2021: The burger goes the way of the dodo? Maybe, ‘They’re aren’t eating or drinking this stuff because they like it but because their cult tells them to.’ Exactly. Yesterday I was standing behind a loud customer at the garage who loudly declaimed he wanted a cheese and spinach ‘pie’ because he ‘is a vegetarian’ – so ‘cheese is made from vegetables now? And no calves need die either? ‘None so pure as the pure in heart’ https://www.thepiratescove.us/2021/03/08/ny-times-wonders-if-the-burger-is-nearing-extinction/

 

11/03/2021: Imagine spending $5000 a month to live in a tent, or paying someone $5,000 a month to do so: https://moonbattery.com/san-francisco-homeless-tents-cost-5121-per-month/ Well what about the US ‘stimulus’ bill or Morrison’s travel stimulus plans? Wow!

 

11/03/2021: Interesting times: Milo Yiannopoulos is now an ‘ex-gay’: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/activist-milo-yiannopoulos-is-now-ex-gay-consecrating-his-life-to-st-joseph

 

10/03/2021: Megan: https://twitter.com/i/status/1368339538473582595

 

10/03/2021: Do Complex Numbers Exist? As you can see it is not just ‘moral philosophers’ and counter culture warriors who argue about such minutiae: https://backreaction.blogspot.com/2021/03/do-complex-numbers-exist.html

 

10/03/2021: We can already measure the effect of the welfare state on intelligence. It was clear to me back when Hayden decided to introduce the ‘supporting mother’s pension’ which was followed by a rush of state-fathered children from young women who would have struggled to find any worthwhile husband that what would ensue would be an increase in children of lower intelligence. Meanwhile smarter women were forced into the workforce (partly to support this army of state-supported ‘wives’) and so were able to afford fewer children. This has been going on for three generations now. Is it any wonder that general intelligence has declined by over 10%? As I have reflected before ‘welfare’ is not an act of kindness. The time will come when those so produced and supported can no longer be supported by the productive members of society. No amount of  ‘education’ or ‘welfare’ spending can prevent this. First of all the money simply has to come from somewhere. Finally there will be an awful ‘re-balancing’. Evolution is not kind. https://pjmedia.com/columns/david-solway-2/2021/02/10/the-decline-of-intelligence-in-the-west-n1424731

 

10/03/2021: So much for a ‘dead reef’. Things look different if you take a closer look: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/07/who-ate-the-green-plate/

 

09/03/2021: Not their drone: https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/drone-not-linked-to-missing-victorian-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/f59c354b073cc90ead926620d417e119  & https://www.9news.com.au/national/carol-clay-russell-hill-car-sought-by-police-in-relation-to-missing-campers-victoria/e7007480-488d-4931-beac-41637645d072 

 

09/03/2021: Have to listen to the UN: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/03/united-nations-demands-an-end-to-solar-panels-and-wind-turbines/

 

09/03/2021: Ivermectin works against Covid: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0247163 yet the FDA (in the US  - and its lap dog here) continue to demonise it, and people continue to die unnecessarily: https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3940104/posts Here is the correct dose: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/doctor-discusses-the-correct-dosage-of-ivermectin/

 

09/03/2021: This should be graven in stone above every school  portal: ‘Every politically controlled educational system will inculcate the doctrine of state supremacy sooner or later. . . . Once that doctrine has been accepted, it becomes an almost superhuman task to break the stranglehold of the political power over the life of the citizen. It has had his body, property and mind in its clutches from infancy. An octopus would sooner release its prey. A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.’ Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine (1943). An interesting point and one which our leftist teachers and journalists labor (sic) to cement. However, the more you insist on a thing, the more you create the desire to rebel. Enquiry (and enterprise) are not yet vanished from the earth. For too many generations the public has been gulled into thinking government is the solution to every problem rather than its cause. The (relative) size and domination of government has grown apace. A couple of generations ago it was at around 10% of the economy, a point already beyond necessity and from which it should not have been allowed to expand further, but now it has grown to above 25%, even 50% in some countries – yet it creates nothing!

08/03/2021: Trouble With Water Filters: I have learned this about water filters. When your need is greatest they do not filter water! This is a serious problem!

My late uncle Ken Jones used always to wear a felt hat (as did his father George – and so on no doubt into the mists of time). This  was a certainly sound practice and I may have Della making me some to my own design (she is a master/mistress feltmaker).

He used always to place his hat upside down into a muddy puddle using it to filter the worst of the muck then drink from the inside of the hat. At least you get a drink.

A water filter blocks almost immediately if the water is at all muddy – so if it is really only good for filtering tap water, what good is it really?

You need to make use of some sort of garment like this as my uncle/grandfather used to do. Perhaps collecting the water then pouring it though the garment filter a number of times until it is suitable for the water filter (or just for drinking)! Mind you I have drunk black water many times and I am not dead (yet)!'

Yes, this is absolutely true, your 'wonderful' Sawyer Mini or Katahdin etc water filter will block up almost instantly if you are in dire need and must filter really muddy water such as that from a sambar wallow, animal soak, or roadside puddle etc and you will gain no drinkable water at all from it.

It will work well in filtering crystal clear tap or stream water should you think you need to. Many people do not, including myself. It could be useful in removing eg viruses from questionable water sources in rural Nepal or somewhere but in most mountain areas in Australia the water filter will be almost completely unnecessary and largely useless.

A (wool) felt beret or beanie on the other hand will keep you head nice and warm on a cold night and also make a rather nasty puddle into something which is fit to drink. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/08/trouble-with-water-filters/

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08/03/2021: Wonnangatta Breakthrough? https://7news.com.au/news/missing-person/drone-found-during-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-in-victoria-c-2307626?fbclid=IwAR37JPvYQDaKzztKBi-cQfC4kus0Kk9WT_uXlKhw3n8DQk8A3coLxI2wAjY

 

08/03/2021: Was Covid testing actually about DNA screening the entire population: https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/bgi-genomics-gates-foundation-collab/

 

08/03/2021: Arizona tries to get to the bottom of its voter fraud (which saw a voter turn-out of 105% you may remember) but lots of shredding and other shenanigans are preventing disclosure: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/breaking-exclusive-ballots-arizonas-maricopa-county-found-shredded-dumpster-days-senate-audit-begin/  & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/breaking-exclusive-early-indications-ballots-found-shredded-maricopa-county-dumpster-completed-ballots-2020-election/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/past-week-maricopa-county-board-supervisors-unilaterally-loaded-ballots-onto-trucks-stored-open-warehouse-ignoring-proper-safeguarding-controls/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/finding-shredded-ballots-dumpster-earlier-today-mysterious-fire-breaks-maricopa-county-officials-farm/  And where is the FBI in all this?

 

08/03/2021: BLM are stupid:

 

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07/03/2021: The bank robber's perfect getaway vehicle - a 75 mph scooter: https://escooternerds.com/fastest-electric-scooters/?fbclid=IwAR1Nb6G4ZiGh7lIS9bUAbswKXcZglhOF2oGMXR9IB6ENsmxsDnqa_nA9wBM

 

07/03/2021: How do you extinguish a lithium battery fire? You Don’t. Great idea: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/04/how-do-you-extinguish-a-lithium-battery-fire/

 

07/03/2021: Of course, why didn’t I think of that: Academics called breastfeeding 'ethically problematic' because it endorses 'gender roles’. Their view is gaining traction: https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=16833

 

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06/03/2021: Wonnangatta Murder Update: A reader has alerted me to this new ‘documentary’ which you my or may not have caught. You can watch it for free by creating an account at the link/s: https://9now.nine.com.au/60-minutes/60-minutes-under-investigation-where-are-carol-clay-and-russell-hill/dfcacbb3-7507-4cd6-aa43-078d242c94a0  & https://www.9now.com.au/under-investigation/2021/episode-1 

 

As with much of the earlier reporting this one also illustrates the poor quality of journalism in Australia. It is completely unclear whether any of the ‘evidence’ which it presents is at all dependable. The only ‘new’ item to me (which I am willing to accept) concerns the location of the campsite which it now appears was not in a large clearing (as I previously thought).

 

This does re-introduce the possibility of one of them having been accidentally shot by ‘yahoo’’ spotlighters who then shot the other one to conceal their crime then disposed of the bodies and burned their camp (for like reason). As I said earlier, for this to have happened there would have to have been two perpetrators (one driving the car, handling the lights, the other with the gun).

 

If only one person, then the person would have realised they were seeing a human in the time between seeing the ‘eyes’ and stopping the car/picking up the gun. Two people would also make it easier to heft the bodies (so a tray truck could be involved).

 

I still think this is unlikely as surely there were other people within heaing of gunshot/s who would have by now reported same to police so that we would have heard of shooting/s.

 

The programme makes much of a ‘cowboy figure’ who was involved in the search (wearing a Stetson and leather soled boots no less!) This person reports having found a beheaded deer carcass within 50 metres of Russell’s camp (and ‘many’ others) which was ‘less than two days old’

 

But ‘his’ search took place a week after their disappearance! If it was shot after the couple disappeared that would be a surprise! If before, then it would not have been ‘fresh’ and would have been thoroughly eaten by wild dogs etc.

 

This person also claims to have talked to ‘a blackberry sprayer’ who ‘saw’ Russell’s drone flying over their own camp on the Friday ‘night’. This would be interesting ‘new’ evidence if true, but it is highly questionable. For a start police would have certainly mentioned this ‘fact’ much earlier.

 

Mind you, if it is true it might indicate that Russell realised he had been followed and wanted to get a look at his follower. Suspicion might re-focus on the ‘Button Man’ if this were the case, but I suspect the ‘evidence’ is pretty thin.

 

The programme also claimed that Russell had camped at ths spot ‘a week before’ and had intimate knowledge of the valley (even having built the Zeka track) but earlier reporting explained how Russell had radioed his friend before he drove into the valley for instructions about how to get there, and claimed that he had (likely) camped at the Crossroads the week before and also the night before.

 

The ‘cowboy’ further claimed that Russell and Carol’s cards (not credit cards or money) had been taken out of their wallets and scattered around in the car and that the car was left locked and that the keys were missing. Earlier reporting however said that the keys were in the vehicle.

 

This report claimed that Russell’s elastic-sided boots and both ‘sleeping bags’ were missing as well as the previously mentioned phones and drone. This would be new and interesting/puzzling ‘evidence’ if it had the slightest chance of being true. Goodness only knows.

 

The ‘forensic fire’ expert and the ex-detective were absolutely hopeless. For example, the former claimed to have examined the flammability of the tent etc and claimed that it would not have continued burning unless there was an accelerant (something police had already given an opinion about), but he missed the obvious fact that the fly had burned away completely in the air even scorching the side of the car where it was tied but not the ground beneath – clearly without an accelerant!


As for the detective, he let the ‘cowboy’ tell of a nearby camper who was allegedly overflown by a drone, then speculate about the couple having been shot by deer hunters though the ‘neighbour’ failed to notice that fairly obvious (loud) fact! Really, the people who put this show together were simply idiots. They do not even seem to have bothered to have read previous accounts and police reports about the incident. They have just decided to try to create something out of nothing.

 

Unfortunately I do not think the programme adds anything to our knowledge of this mystery. I sill think a careful search (on foot) of the strip of bush within fifty yards of all the tracks leading out of the valley needs to be undertaken (if it has not been already). This might find items of clothing which would lead to scattered remains. It is unlikely though that even finding the bodies now would point us to the perpetrator/s.

 

This double murder may go down in history as just as unsolved as the two which took place at (nearly) the same spot a hundred years before. The previous murder may even be the biggest clue to this particular mystery. Five police are apparently still working full-time on the case. Older, more baffling cases than this have eventually been solved. People often slip up or blab for example.

 

06/03/2021: And you think we have bushfires today? On the graphs here the present (left hand side) is nothing compared with 4,000 years ago. No wonder the megafauna were wiped out: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/massive-fires-far-worse-4000-years-ago-in-northern-australia/

 

06/03/2021: The ‘stolen generations’ myth is such nonsense – how come no-one (particularly aboriginals) noticed it at the time it was allegedly happening: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/03/cancelling-australian-history/

 

06/03/2021: Most of the human story is underneath the sea – like these amazing caves: https://notesonliberty.com/2021/03/04/cave-paintings-and-elementary-science-2/

 

05/03/2021:

 

http://youmustpay.me/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Windmills-kill-birds-but-since-theyre-not-covered-in-oil-the-media-ignores-it.jpg

 

05/03/2021: A longship twice as long as Colombus’s tub Santa Maria - the Vikings really knew how to travel: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60885

 

05/03/2021: Starship X: All that success, and then disaster: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-space-x-starship-10-sticks-the-landing/

 

05/03/2021: Lincoln removed slavery. Reagan removed the USSR. Biden removed Dr Seuss!

 

04/03/2021: Back from the Dead. I never thought I would see my father (who died when I was 13, long before there were videos) ever smile again, but here he is. The world is an amazing place. Try it yourself: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/02/new-animate-the-faces-in-your-family-photos/

Original Photo for comparison:

 

PS: I have had to turn this into a small GIF to post it here, but on my home computer it is a beautifully clear full screen moving picture. Utterly astonishing.

 

See Also: https://newatlas.com/computers/deepfake-nostalgia-myheritage-animate-deceased-relatives/ & https://www.deidentification.co/reenactment/#live-portrait

 

04/03/2021: New techniques will continue to open ‘boxes’ which are closed to us now (eg the ‘animated faces’ I posted about a couple of days ago), and now this: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60881

 

04/03/2021: I think Dick the Butcher had it about right: From Henry VI, part 2, Act 4, Scene 2:

‘CADE

Be brave, then; for your captain is brave, and vows

reformation. There shall be in England seven

halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the three-hooped

pot; shall have ten hoops and I will make it felony

to drink small beer: all the realm shall be in

common; and in Cheapside shall my palfrey go to

grass: and when I am king, as king I will be,--

ALL

God save your majesty!

CADE

I thank you, good people: there shall be no money;

all shall eat and drink on my score; and I will

apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree

like brothers and worship me their lord.

DICK

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

CADE

Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a lamentable

thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should

be made parchment? that parchment, being scribbled

o'er, should undo a man? Some say the bee stings:

but I say, 'tis the bee's wax; for I did but seal

once to a thing, and I was never mine own man

since. How now! who's there?’

 

04/03/2021: Christian Porter: The (real) law has dealt with the matter. The case is closed: https://michaelsmithnews.typepad.com/.a/6a0177444b0c2e970d027880193ad8200d-pi The same cannot be said of Shorten’s (alleged) rape of Kathy Sherriff!

 

03/03/2021: Worth knowing: T-rex would need to consume @ one ten year old child per day in order to survive. I'm sure we have all known at least one of the latter who would best be utilised in this way (Think: little brother/sister!) Alternatively each T-rex would need about 80 Big Macs, so even a small town could support a few: http://what-if.xkcd.com/78/

03/03/2021: Clearly time we all chose to be aborigine (as  I have long advocated) and so completely end this racial divide. Clearly there are many people who have already made this lifestyle choice: https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt-its-time-to-choose-your-identity/news-story/1548ca18118198dfa7ba54c56b9bd259

03/03/2021: 90% of the CO2 increase over the last decade came from India and China – mostly China:  https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2021/03/01/last-decade-89-new-co2-output-came-china-india/

02/03/2021: Double the Fun – no licence required (in the US): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUB4apRcsek&feature=emb_title

02/03/2021: You worry about the redback on the toilet seat – this woman was bitten on the arse by a bear in the dunny: https://www.wtxl.com/news/national-news/alaska-woman-using-outhouse-attacked-by-bear-from-below

 

02/03/2021: Do you hate ‘diversity’ too – I know I do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjcCwWnUsE&feature=emb_title

01/03/2021: Happy Trails: Thanks to reader Normand for this suggestion: People often ask when I am going to start making versions of my DIY tents for sale, and the answer remains, ‘How long is a piece of string?’

It is hard to get into a completely new enterprise post-70. If there is someone out there who wants to partner with me in the development and marketing of some of my ‘inventions’ (and take the lion’s share of the rewards) please get in contact.

Meanwhile, Normand’s suggestion for a similar tent to some of mine is the excellent firm  Appy Trails Lightweight Tents who offer some very economical lightweight shelters though these do not double as hammock shelters as my Deer Hunter’s tent #2, Grey Flyer and 10 x 10 Tarp do.

However, they are available right now from US$39.95 (tarp tent) & US$99/95 3 Person Tent. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/28/happy-trails/

01/03/2021: Wow! Haircut Using Chainsaw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fToKIr0RAY&feature=emb_title

01/03/2021: The Great Greening Continues – up 10% so far this century. The Sahara alone added 700,000 square kilometres of new vegetation (ie three Victoria’s): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/25/nasa-vegetation-index-globe-continues-rapid-greening-trend-sahara-alone-shrinks-700000-sq-km/

01/03/2021: A frightening thing if we are also so divided that there is no common ground. I suspect this us so. The Left’s world view and agenda is just completely different.: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/herding-the-democrat-school-of-fish-toward-civil-war/

01/03/2021: A colossal pandemic, only hardly anyone died. Peter Smith takes a look at the Maths. Turns out in the UK (where they were colossally inept) only 16 people per 100,000 people died. Given that cheap preventatives and readily available proven treatments could have reduced this by say 90%, that comes down to 2 per 100,000 - or around 500 for a population the size of Australia – about the same as a normal flu season, So why the economic disaster and the draconian attack on our ‘freedoms’? https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/02/the-anxious-arithmetic-of-covid-alarmism/ I said all along, ‘Don’t do this to save me!’ Meanwhile, Has Israel found he cure for Covid? https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/has-israel-found-the-cure-for-covid/

28/02/2021:Wonnangatta Proof Testing: My Kevlar skid pad canoe repairs on a delightful overnight trip on a couple of beautiful warm days with abundant water from Kingwill Bridge to Hut Creek. We planned for a longer trip but Della began feeling unwell (and I blew up a clutch in one of the cars) so we had to cut it short. Thanks goodness we can still hitch-hike – and thanks to Terry and Nick for giving us a lift! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/27/wonnangatta-proof-testing/

28/02/2021: Before Ernie Dingo invented ‘Welcome to Country’ the normal practice amongst aboriginal groups was wife swapping – perhaps we should re-introduce this? You start first: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2021/02/welcome-to-country-bogus-but-preferable/

28/02/2021: The F-35 debacle. Maybe we shouldn’t have bought in to them? As for the subs, forget it: https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/us-admits-f-35-failed-to-replace-f-16-as-planned-needs-new-fighter-jet-44483

28/02/2021: Blind Freddie could see we have not been told ‘the truth’ about Covid, but this evidence of its development going back to 2014 (and US involvement) as well as the development of a vaccine (by Moderna in 2019) even before the release of the virus is deeply unsettling. Clearly Covid was/is a biological weapon which has been released under the aegis of the CCP (but with connivance of its ‘running dogs’ in the West – eg the Democrats) whose purpose has been to destroy capitalism (and especially Donald Trump). We have so far still failed to see the true extent of this wickedness (and if Tech Giant censorship continues we may never do so): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/huge-exclusive-dr-baric-reviewing-modernas-dr-faucis-coronavirus-vaccine-december-2019-know/

Meanwhile, The medical case for Ivormectin and Hydroxychloroquine – when will the government let up and allow people to be saved. There is solid research evidence from multiple studies and support from a horde of eminent epidemiologists: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/02/the-tga-a-suitable-case-for-treatment/

Cheap supplements like Vitamin B6 may save lots of lives too: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/vitamin-b6-may-reduce-the-cytokine-storms-of-covid/#more-76255

Other thoughts: https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/02/lies-damn-lies-and-coronavirus/

27/02/2021: Gerber Folding Machete: The Gerber Folding Machete. What a brilliant idea! Length 15.1 in -38 cm  (unfolded - about half that folded) Weight 18 oz around 500 grams. You can chop, split or shave with it, and it fits comfortably and safely in your pack (or on your hip via the included pouch) US$139 (Feb 2021).

It is probably not a replacement for the World's Greatest Machete for serious track clearing (or this beauty) but it is awesome and handy. You really need to carry a fixed blade of some sort for splitting woods to Light a Fire in the Wet - a point I have made many times before. If you have no other source of water, you need a hatchet or similar cutting tool to get at standing wood in saplings  (See Hatchet). This may be your perfect survival tool. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/27/gerber-folding-machete/

27/02/2021: No bushfires in Southern Australia this year. A cool, wet summer. We have been out in the bush recently (late February) where there remains a profusion of knee high green feed (https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/13/forbidden-wilderness/) Parks Victoria are helicopter shooting sambar deer, (removing brumbies) and have long since removed mountain cattlemen - so what is to eat it all down? Most of the native herbivores were killed off by the last disastrous mega-fires. You would be hard put to see a wallaby or kangaroo in the burnt areas of the Alpine National Park. They also continue to resist sensible fuel reduction burns, (now burning only around 1-2% per year) so what do you think happens when it all dries out in summers to come? Climate change, of course! https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2021/02/the-learning-impaired-managers-of-bushfire-risk/

27/02/2021: About ‘critical race theory’. (Some folks struggle to even belong to the human race): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/26/but-we-did-invent-hamburgers-pizza-and-doughnuts/

27/02/2021: About historic and hysteric ‘rape’ allegations. Bringing such allegations in a timely manner (ie when the alleged offecnces occurred) and to the proper authorities (eg the police) so that a thorough, balanced and forensic examination of the evidence can occur (to the advantage of both players in the drama) is surely the central issue. The further in the past such ‘incidents’ are said to have occurred the more chance there is of their being spurious (as in the Pell case), and needlessly waste valuable time, money and damage reputations. When large amounts of alcohol are involved and the ‘victim’ can’t even remember whether they ‘consented’ at the time, the issue is absurd. Don’t put yourself in such situations. If you do, wear the consequences. Frankly I feel that people who have been proven to have brought false allegations of this kind (as shown by the proven innocence of the alleged perpetrator) should suffer a reciprocal punishment, eg perjury. Scurrilous journalists such as Louise Milligan who so wrongly demonised Pell should also suffer some recriminations. She has again begun a (32 year old) witch hunt instigated (allegedly) by an (anonymous) dead woman who may well have been mentally unbalanced against a cabinet minister – a case which cannot be brought by the police. Really? If a court can not be the arbiter, I don’t believe Ms Milligan should be permitted to be. Understand this, I am not in favour of rape: indeed I am in favour of the death penalty for just such ‘beasts’, but there must be clear proof.

26/02/2021: It had to come: Woman marries Herself. (Probably lucky to find someone who would have her): https://moonbattery.com/life-coach-marries-herself/

26/02/2021: Thousands of images from Mars: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/images/

26/02/2021: Surfing With Goats: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-02-06/surf-like-a-goat-at-the-san-clemente-pier

26/02/2021: Time to read this book I think (just check out the contents page – I suspect you will agree) ‘Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now’ by Dr. Gordon Livingston: https://www.amazon.com/Too-Soon-Old-Late-Smart/dp/1569243735#reader_1569243735

26/02/2021: When the lunatics are in charge of the asylum: ‘We should be outraged that somebody is talking to a 3-year-old about changing their sex’. (Rand Paul) Yet this is just what Biden’s choice for Health Secretary, fake woman ‘Dr Rachel’ Levine is advocating: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/must-see-video-senator-rand-paul-destroys-crazy-dr-rachel-levine-hormone-therapy-3-year-olds-video/ Meanwhile Joe is advocating that we should all drive Mini Mokes - at least I think he is. You decide: https://twitter.com/i/status/1364024001736155144

25/02/2021: Kevlar Skid Pads : Our Old Town Pack Angler canoes really don’t tolerate hard knocks on rough rapids well. Bruce and I tore a couple of holes in them when we came down the Macalister in late Spring (See Carpe Diem). I ordered the Kevlar to undertake these repairs back then but of course I didn’t get around to doing them until the day we wanted to use them again on a couple of lovely warm days with enough water on the Wonnangatta this week.

Just like everyone else my only experience of fibreglassing is in filling a few rust holes in old bomb cars over the years, but I was ‘willing to give it a go’.  The result works even if it is not pretty. I can see ways that I can improve, and with fibreglass you can always come back and add another layer, or more resin, which this job needs. It also encourages me to try a bigger project some time (such as a complete canoe – who knows? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/25/kevlar-skid-pads/

25/02/2021: A True Connoisseur: This guy uses ‘high tech’ to skal a jug of beer quicker than Bob Hawke: https://old.reddit.com/r/holdmybeer/comments/ljimdp/hmb_while_i_test_out_my_new_power_straw/

25/02/2021: Facebook ups the ante on internet censorship. I do not think ‘the problem’ is fixable under Biden et al. It may well come to MeWe and the like too. Welcome to the Brave New World where even Newsweek is considered seditious (and any discussion of eg Covid or Fauci will have you in Facebook gaol): https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/23/totalitarian-censorship/

PS: Fauci is clearly a megalomaniac: https://twitter.com/MattWalshBlog/status/1364279060512333836

Also worth reading: https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2021-2-22-big-tech-deplatforming-becomes-more-and-more-audacious

25/02/2021: Has the West Already Fallen? You should read these two articles: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/the-disinformation-campaign-about-disinformation/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/warning-america-four-steps-marxist-takeover-activated-2020/

24/02/2021: On Horseback Among the Eagle Hunters and Herders of the Mongolian Altai: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/travel/mongolia-eagle-hunters.html?referringSource=articleShare

24/02/2021: On Denmark’s pre-school TV kids can watch a show about a man with a giant penis. Our ABChas nothing like this – or does it: (Their new show ‘Dick of Pussy of Colour’ https://iview.abc.net.au/show/why-are-you-like-this/series/1/video/LE1922V003S00) https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/07/europe/denmark-john-dillermand-controversy-scli-intl/index.html

24/02/2021: Just a reminder, they hanged General Tomoyuki 75 years ago for ‘command responsibility’ for war crimes which took place under his watch. This has been the legal situation ever since, yet our leaders always seem to try to ‘dodge the bullet’. Always someone else’s fault! https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/otd-75-years-ago-japanese-general-tomoyuki-yamashita-hanged-for-command-responsibility-for-war-crime.html

23/02/2021: Thoughts from 2013 - just as relevant today, alas! Apartheid #5: ‘A touch of the tar-brush’ folks used to say of this ‘coz’ or that – or eg an uncle of mine still lost at Fromelles - just to emphasize their dusky hue - but to imply no such racial slur (or mercenary claim) as may be presupposed today. Folks back then supposed it would be extremely unlikely if we hadn’t almost all picked up the odd gene or two from Oz’s original inhabitants in the course of two and a quarter centuries of mingling on the same soil. Likely this remains true for most - and highlights the mockery of those who stress that ancestry above all others, and also place it ahead of their allegiance to be Australian – something which we (rightly) expect and receive from most recently arrived immigrants and certainly from first generation Aussies, but for some reason sadly there remain some who after 225 years still don’t want to be Australians, though they are all too happy to take our hand-outs! (On ‘welfare’ for 200 years and still believing a debt exists!) The claim of ‘aboriginality’ is at best weird racist drivel; at worst it is much more sinister - akin only (in my experience) to the Nazis’ insistence on being Aryan. Naturally I expected that my Family History research would turn up a plethora of aboriginal ancestors given how dark a number of my relatives were – and how my dear old mum took it for granted (and in her stride – as you always did back then), but it turns out most of these darker hued cousins, uncles, aunts etc I have been able to trace spring from a French Great-Grandfather (Marius Sanlaville) who a cousin of my father once said had been known as the ‘negro Frenchman.’ Given that his (paternal) ancestors were in Lyon back in the C13th (one having even been commemorated as mayor back then), clearly the ‘negro’ ancestry must have come in the maternal line somewhere, somewhen back in France (It would have been diluted too much to still show after seven centuries). Of course I wasn’t going to make any citizenship claims or such based on my one-eighth French ancestry nor plead any land rights etc based on this one maternal presumably ‘negro’ ancestor either, (maybe from one of the French Caribbean colonies?) It is all just part of the interesting hodge-podge mix of who we are. Over-riding it all in importance is who we are AS human beings ie: do we pull our weight, do we ‘eat what is set before us’, are we as ‘good as our word,’ do we ‘expect nothing and give all’, do we do ‘a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay’, do we believe ‘my country over all,’ do we ‘give the shirt off our backs’, do we disdain a handout, & etc…Think on it!

22/02/2021: Khoresh: foods I have never tasted: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/food/articles/khoresh-stew-unites-iranian-jewish-expatriates

22/02/2021: Ending Racist Maths - Objectiviity and the concept of a ‘right answer’ are just so white supremacist: https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/02/are-the-woke-a-false-flag-operation-of-white-supremacists.html & Why Maths is racist: ‘I  suppose it would be possible to come up with a better plan to destroy black academic performance than by telling black students not to worry about getting the right answer to a math problem, but I can’t think what it would be’ https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/02/why-math-is-racist.php

22/02/2021: Facebook chooses not to censor pedophiles. Whose side are they on: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/20/the-government-demands-to-share-platform-with-pedophiles/

22/02/2021: A Magnetic Field Flip 42,000 years ago was cataclysmic – and it could happen again anytime: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/extinction-level-event-42000-years-ago-earths-magnetic-field-shrank-to-nothing/

21/02/2021: Dylan Thomas Reading ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4-sgFw3Go

21/02/2021: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc ('after this, therefore because of this’) is the form of a famous logical fallacy that once anyone who gained a formal education would have known to avoid. Today, despite an enormous increase in the quantity of schooling the quality of education is abysmal so that practically no-one appreciates logic any more. But let me take a case in point. You might have recently (9/02) noticed a post of mine about the quantity of ‘warming’ revealed by the satellite records ie .12C altogether in just under 50 years with an error bar of probably a little greater than that. That is zero warming over a period of fifty years. This is the totality of so-called ‘global warming. We also have ‘data’ that shows the level of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased during that time from an infinitesimal amount to a slightly larger infinitesimal amount (300-350 parts per million!) As an aside we also know that the human created (anthropocentric) percentage of that CO2 has remained pretty much unchanged since it was first measurable (c 70 years ago) at about 3%. That is 97% of the CO2 is ‘natural’ – so that there is little or anything we can do about it, save ‘lay back and think of England’! Now, even if the world had warmed we could not conclude from that that CO2 was responsible (Post Hoc & etc) However, the salient feature of the data is not how much the temperature has changed but how little it has changed. What an awesome thermostat the world has!

21/02/2021: Having Neanderthal Ancestors offers Covid Protection: I guess they just don’t want to tell us that having red/blonde hair and blue eyes protects from Covid. Might be racist or something: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/other/539323-genetic-mutation-inherited-from-neanderthals-could-help-protect?amp

21/02/2021: Climate forecasters are completely unable to predict the weather one month or three months ahead (even when just betting on ‘the average’ would have them right 90% of the time) yet we are expected to act when they make idiotic predictions about the weather one hundred years hence – as if anyone could ‘get it wrong’ by making any centennial predictions as no-one alive will be around then to naysay them! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/19/friday-funny-nature-makes-a-mockery-of-month-ahead-model-forecasts/

crops of purple skinned, yellow-fleshed prunes had been steadily diminishing until a couple of weeks ago a wind bought down half of the tree, leaving only a small portion of rotted trunk and associated limbs behind.

We have yet to remove the debris, but as the plums on the fallen branches were ready for picking I was able to get a reasonable harvest as the whole crop was within my reach for once! No doubt the birds felt cheated by my advantage. Usually we just eat what we can manage fresh, but this year's haul made me think of drying the prunes. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/22/prunes/

18/02/2021: Suffer the little children. It must never happen again: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60759

18/02/2021: Happy times in Texas without coal power – our turn next: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/texas-20-dead-many-now-going-50-hours-plus-without-electricity-heating-water/

18/02/2021: It’s OK to commit rape if you are from the Labor Party: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/17/feminist-tub-thumpers-to-the-rescue/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/kathy-sherriffs-statement-and-the-new-victorian-trial-laws-which-should-result-in-a-rape-trial-for-b.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/will-the-prime-minister-accept-kathy-sherriffs-offer-to-be-a-part-of-this-process.html

18/02/2021: Now watch carefully: this is how you do it: https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/02/16/accidental-blast-bomb-making-class-kills-30-taliban/

17/02/2021: One can only hope they gave him no pain killers: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/nsw-coroner-passes-on-sincere-and-respectful-condolences-to-ivan-milats-family-for-their-loss.html

17/02/2021: ‘There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all!’ Davy Crockett.

17/02/2021: Long since time to end the Covid lunacy we should never have fallen for in the first place – even where countries basically did nothing, in real terms basically no-one died, so why the huge costs to freedom and the economy: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/02/the-covid-normal-notion-of-liberty/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/16/covid-and-the-political-economy-of-mass-hysteria/

17/02/2021: Lord Monckton is such a breath of fresh air, and so profoundly literate. To read his article this morning is just such a delight. Eg ‘It is the mission of the scientist to gaze at the universe, from the tiniest particle to the vastest galaxy, and to say, “I wonder!” and then “I wonder?” For the true scientist is in awe of the beauty and intricacy and simplicity and complexity of all that he observes; but above all he is incurably curious about it.

A real university, then, fosters not automatic and unthinking adherence to some drab, dreich, transiently-fashionable totalitarian orthodoxy that in all material respects flies artfully in the face of the data, the facts and the scientific method, but the greatest of all the charisms of the true scientist – eternally-unsatisfied curiosity.

Curiosity is the signature of the libertarian mind: with Pontius Pilate, the real scientist asks the question of all questions: Quid est veritas? “What is the truth?”’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/16/the-vice-that-is-virtue-signaling/

16/02/2021: Still vast crowds turning out for President Trump but no-one for Biden – where did all his voters come from: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/wow-half-million-patriots-watch-trump-celebration-west-palm-beach-florida-rsbn/ I hear he may run for Congress in 2022 and take Nancy’s job! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9263641/Heros-welcome-Trump-supporters-line-route-home-golf-course.html

16/02/2021: Mexico shows some sanity. When will we? Surely everyone understands that when the sun doesn’t shine there is no solar power, and when the wind doesn’t blow – or it is too cold there is no wind energy. It is also so easy to get both situations together for protracted periods. Nuclear is the only current alternative to fossil fuel, but fusion is still on the drawing board: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/12/commonwealth-fusion-backed-by-gates-bezos-for-unlimited-clean-energy.html & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/turbines-freeze-texas-cold-snap-shutting-nearly-half-wind-energy-west-texas/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/un-greening-mexico-gives-up-on-renewables-revives-coal-industry/ Just where is the global warming in this graph of Greenland sea surface temperatures? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/15/southeast-greenland-sea-surface-temperature-1-2c-warmer-in-1940-than-today-new-study-shows/

16/02/2021: Extraordinary stuff: Did Fauci create the coronavirus: https://nypost.com/2020/04/29/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-studying-coronavirus/ &  https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20543/peruvian-court-rules-gates-soros-and-rockefellers-created-coronovirus/ & Why has India’s Covid epidemic crashed: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/01/962821038/the-mystery-of-indias-plummeting-covid-19-cases Wuhan bat cages: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9257413/Secret-bat-cages-Wuhan-lab-researchers-planned-breed-animals-virus-experiments.html  Still not sure what vaccine to get: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/pfizer-moderna-vaccines-long-term-chronic-illness/ & https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/cdc-witholding-information-1170-dead-following-covid-injections-almost-twice-as-many-deaths-as-found-in-vaers/ & https://principia-scientific.com/uk-government-releases-shocking-report-on-covid-vaccine-side-effects/

15/02/2021: Duh! Of course it will. All the more reason to have your cheap effective treatments available in the fridge/cupboard for when you eventually do get it: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/doctors-warn-covid-will-become-endemic-and-people-need-to-learn-to-live-with-it/ar-BB1dCMBV?ocid=msedgntp  Better than this: Covid Loneliness

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15/02/2021: Amazing – music from 18,000 years ago: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60733

15/02/2021: UFOs – will we soon know what they are: https://www.newsmax.com/us/pentagon-ufos-roswell-space/2021/02/13/id/1009928/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/pentagon-drops-ufo-bombshell/

15/02/2021: US election fraud news continues eg Seems like Trump should have won New Hampshire: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/recently-uncovered-new-hampshire-fraud-confirms-reporting-november-unearths-fourth-method-democrats-used-steal-2020-election/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/developing-new-hampshire-department-justice-refuses-investigate-largest-voting-machine-counting-error-state-history/   and Virginia too: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/web-reports-not-confirmed-virginia-delegate-chris-head-responds-ballot-dumps-300000-biden-votes-doesnt-seem-care/ Maybe even Colorado:  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/colorado-colorados-2020-election-results-also-suspect-bidens-numbers-raise-serious-red-flags-alleged-turnout-like-saddams-iraq-us/ That’s as well as Wisconsin (already decided in his favor by the courts – though electoral college votes have not yet been transferred), Arizona (in play – the legislature there is suing their own election officials and sec of State), Michigan (some very live cases there too), Pennsylvania (a number of cases still to be heard), and Georgia (likewise). Taken together this would give Trump around 400 electoral college votes (270 needed). There are multiple Supreme Court cases still to be heard (some even maybe this month) and others might well be launched as evidence becomes available. (New Mexico, for example). I wonder: Can/will the Court issue orders to redress the situation? I imagine so on a state by state basis as the cases fall. Eventually then we would come to the point where Biden does not actually have a majority of the Electoral College votes and would no longer (legally) be President. I know this has never happened before, but that is the legal situation. Getting him out of the White House then would be difficult, but remember that the defence forces’ duty is to the constitution and to the legally elected government which his would not then be! Still interesting times. If Trump were re-instated would he be granted an extension of his term (normally four years)? And of course anything and everything the Biden administration has done or will do would become illegal…

14/02/2021: Dan the Man

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14/02/2021: Bernard Cornwell seems to be right: Stonehenge was moved from Wales: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-56029203

14/02/2021: Donald is Innocent: But brickbats to a handful of RINO snakes. They will not be elected again: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/breaking-senate-votes-57-43-acquit-donald-trump-seven-republicans-voted-convict/ Hats off to the Don: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/breaking-trump-releases-statement-following-impeachment-acquittal/

14/02/2021: I’m sure our BOM is fiddling the figures as hard as it can to confirm it is the hottest year ever, but any rational observer here who still carries a cardigan whenever they go out has noticed what a cool summer it has been. The bush where we have just been is still full of green grass a couple of feet high (https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/13/forbidden-wilderness/) . Moscow has just had record snowfalls and in London the Thames has frozen for the first time in 60 years. Could this really be ‘global warming’? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/14/thames-freezes/

13/02/2021: Forbidden Wilderness: Della and I are just back from a four day backpacking exploration of one of our greatest alpine wildernesses, the Mt Darling Snowy Bluff Wilderness created in 1983. This is a trackless mountain vastness suitable only for the most experienced outdoor adventurers. We return ‘bowed but unbroken’. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/13/forbidden-wilderness/

13/02/2021: Yet another reason to use Nexgard (monthly) on your pooch: https://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/story/7110764/worst-fears-realised-deadly-dog-disease-has-already-spread-south/?fbclid=IwAR1Io6Zhce6iTbfClK4SPki20sqk4Ris17qMkc2lVEnQ2DXyysyj7Sszoo8

13/02/2021: I just don’t believe or understand why ‘conservatives’ want to follow the commies down their own ‘rat’ holes. Let’s just have the end of the world now rather than later. I never did understand what happened to the Ja’ins either. Once the majority religion on the Indian sub-continent then they (obviously) became more and more obsessive about what you can do (and eat) – perhaps even deciding to subsist on air alone? The current climate religions are just as crazy. Let’s all just buy and SUV and an aircon, enjoy a steak and a beer and piss the lot of them off (perhaps to be eaten by a large space goat): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/west-australian-conservative-party-wants-close-coal-plants-and-lose-election-bigly/

13/02/2021: Get yourself some Butesonide to add to your Betadine, Ivomec and Hydroxychloroquine. Sooner or later you are going to have to treat yourself for a Covid infection. If you rely on public health your chance of dying is clearly at least 10 times greater:  https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/10/medical-trial-cheap-asthma-inhalers-90-reduction-in-severe-covid-symptoms/

NB also: Israel has the cure for covid: https://www.israel21c.org/has-israel-just-found-the-cure-for-covid/

9/02/2021: The delights of ‘environmentalism’; the Handkerchief. Who knew someone would re-invent an item I have carried in my pocket every day of my life: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/193289139/lasttissue-big-the-reusable-facial-tissue-box/?utm_term=e5e6f242-4ee8-4cf4-92d4-c6d6160e779e&utm_content=23846649217750076&utm_source=23846649217750076&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=TRS

9/02/2021: The ‘missing’ universe has been found: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/07/student-astronomer-finds-galactic-missing-matter/

9/02/2021: Billions of dollars of research/mitigation etc yet the world is possibly .12C warmer now than it was in 1979 (error bars not given - but probably greater than .12C!) What nonsense it all is: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/02/uah-global-temperature-update-for-january-2021-0-12-deg-c-new-base-period/ Meanwhile… Renewables: no room for wildlife, yet this is supposed to be ‘green’: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/08/saving-the-planet-with-intermittent-energy/

8/02/2021: Who knew there are benefits to poor eyesight: Association of Daily Wear of Eyeglasses With Susceptibility to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/fullarticle/2770872

8/02/2021: Lessons from the army we should all take on board: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/lessons-from-the-army.html

8/02/2021: Thanks to the Green agenda 30 million people in Europe are now unable to afford to heat their homes in winter. Nothing like this has happened since the Industrial Revolution, yet it is all for nothing: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/07/a-perfect-storm-brewing-in-europe/ &  https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/05/shafting-the-poor/

Meanwhile, Some good news for once: Indian farmers burn giant photos of Great Thunberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1gkECmpn-k&feature=emb_title

7/02/2021: Where do birds sleep? Lots of places, but not in nests: https://slate.com/technology/2014/01/where-do-birds-sleep-roosting-in-nests-water-flocks-cavities.html

7/02/2021: The chilling detail of the (Chinese) cyber warfare hack of the US election which turned a crushing defeat of Biden into a defeat for Trump has to be seen to be believed. It needed electronic switching of millions of votes by foreign players. Will this disaster ever be undone or is it like the Moslem conquest of Spain a thousand years ago – something which must be endured for centuries? BTW: It has been an enormously popular film: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/mike-lindell-bannon-war-room-absolute-truth-film-seen-10-million-people-friday-release/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/chinese-cyberwarfare-attack-on-the-us-election-mike-lindell-video/

7/02/2021: How Communism Won: This is a fascinating and chilling article. I have long wondered eg why Western capitalists bankrolled communist China. I wonder no more. The only thing left to wonder about is whether it is too late to undo all this (BTW: It is a wonderful word!): https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-thirty-tyrants PS: Things I had forgotten, ‘At the head of the Thirty Tyrants was Critias, one of Socrates’ best students, a poet and dramatist. He may have helped save Socrates from the regime’s wrath, and yet the philosopher appears to have regretted that his method, to question everything, fed Critias’ sweeping disdain for tradition. Once in power, Critias turned his nihilism on Athens and destroyed the city.’ You would think I might have recalled it when I penned ‘The Assault on Truth’ back on 01/02. It would be nice to draw solace from the concluding paragraph, ‘What does history teach us about this moment? The bad news is that the Thirty Tyrants exiled notable Athenian democrats and confiscated their property while murdering an estimated 5% of the Athenian population. The good news is that their rule lasted less than a year.’ Re-read this important article. It will repay you many times over with a deeper understanding of geopolitics.

Meanwhile China systematically rapes the Uighurs: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55930344

6/02/2021: The strongest correlation is not between the level of CO2 and warming (close to zero) but between it and temperature adjustments to ‘show’ it has been warming (during this very cool summer even):  https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/03/the-shocking-climate-graph-climateofgavin-doesnt-want-you-to-see/

6/02/2021: The US election coup will not go away no matter how much free speech is assaulted. New evidence will emerge (such as this video evidence of a huge vote dump in Michigan which overturned the  results there). In an aside I note that even though 250,000 votes have been (legally) invalidated in Wisconsin (margin c10,000) the result there is still to be overturned:  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/exclusive-tcf-center-election-fraud-newly-recovered-video-shows-late-night-deliveries-tens-thousands-illegal-ballots-michigan-arena/ Also Mike Lindell has a new documentary about the whole fiasco, ‘Absolute Proof’:  https://rumble.com/vdlbl7-absolute-proof-mike-lindell-election-documentary-full.html Even Time magazine now admits the election was stolen: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/wow-time-magazine-admits-great-detail-2020-election-rigged-trump-secret-cabal-wealthy-politically-connected-elites/

6/02/2021: Slow Internet? If you are not happy with the NBN maybe consider Starlink: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/04/spacex-starlink-satellite-internet-service-has-over-10000-users.html

5/02/2021: Vale Sir Tom Moore – Character is All: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/vale-captain-sir-thomas-moore-30-april-1920-2-february-2021.html

5/02/2021: Sub Ounce Per Pair Camp Shoes: I have been (very belatedly) making Della a pair of these using the 'pattern' I made my own with some years ago. That post says they weighed 19 grams but that was including the closed cell foam inserts. 13 without! That was in US Size 9.

Della's in US Women's Size 6 weigh just 10 grams each (without the string and cord lock which will add less than a gram). This probably saves around 300 grams' pack weight as compared with carrying the lightest 'camp shoes' available.

I have included some instructions this time so you could make your own if you have moderate sewing skills. I think you could manage well enough with hand sewing if you do not own a machine. I used the 3.6 oz Dyneema fabric available eg from RipstopbytheRoll as it is a bit lighter than the 4.8 oz. Mine have 'worn' quite well. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/05/sub-ounce-per-pair-camp-shoes/

5/02/2021: A Really Long Walk With You. Fifty years ago I first met Della, who has been life itself to me ever since. She was good enough to marry me 48 years ago (next week). Some people set out on a ‘through hike’ (perhaps the Alps Walk or Appalachian Trail) thinking to complete a really long walk. Fifty years with you walking beside me is the real thing. People often say they love someone ‘to the moon and back’ but we have probably walked together something rather like like that distance in our nearly 20,000 days together – anyway several times around the world. I am hoping we can toddle along together a little further yet awhile as it is the best of all possible lives.

 

 

5/02/2021: Abolish English Literature. Can this really be happening in an English University: https://moonbattery.com/university-of-leicester-phases-out-english-literature/

 

5/02/2021: Putin’s vaccine sounds like the go. Why can’t we make it here under licence? I’m sure Vlad would be only too happy to oblige. Our elderly are to be given the much less appropriate Astra Zenica vaccine which may do them no good at all (if I doesn’t actually kill them). Thanks again Scott:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/swedish-health-officials-wont-recommend-astrazeneca-vaccine-for-people-over-